Oregon Ki Society’s Top Instructors
As a Dojo of the Oregon Ki Society, West Linn Ki Aikido martial art students have access to some of the highest level Aikido instructors in America by attending classes at the nearby Tigard HQ dojo in addition to their regular training at West Linn Dojo.
Below are some of our top Aikido instructors:
The Northwest Ki Federation is headed by Calvin Tabata Sensei. He is an 8th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, and holds an Okuden Ki rank. He is also a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society, and the Chief Instructor of the Personal Kiatsu® School. He began his martial arts training in Hawaii and is a lifelong direct student of Ki Society founder Koichi Tohei sensei. Tabata sensei has been teaching Aikido in the Northwest since 1970. He established the Oregon Ki Society in 1974 and the Personal Kiatsu School in 1993.
The Oregon Ki Society Adult Ki and Aikido Programs are headed by Louis Sloss Sensei. He is a 7th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, holds an Okuden Ki rank and is a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society. He has practiced the martial art of Ki-Aikido for over 40 years and has taught for more than 35 years.
The Oregon Ki Society Children’s Aikido Program is headed by Brenda Tam Sensei. She is a 7th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, holds a Joden Ki rank and is a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society. She has practiced the martial art of Ki-Aikido for more than 40 years and has taught both adults and children for more than 35 years.
As the Oregon Ki Society President, Robert Hart Sensei leads the The Oregon Ki Society Headquarters dojo in Tigard Oregon. He is a full Ki Lecturer, Kiatsu Associate Lecturer, Okuden in Ki Development and a 7th Dan in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. Robert Hart has been teaching Ki Principles and the martial art of Aikido for over 35 years.