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PAF - Special Announcement(s)

Mountain View Dojo Announcement

After a long and happy stay, we wish to share that we will not renew the lease in our current location beyond its expiry in August 2017.
Classes will run at the Mountain View dojo till July 29, 2017. In anticipation of our departure, we have arranged to offer an Adult school class in Aikido at Palo Alto High School, starting June 6 2017. Details regarding registration and logistics are provided below. We hope this option will offer a smooth transition to members of our Mountain View dojo to continue their training.
Adult School classes at Palo Alto High are periodic. A course runs for 10 weeks every quarter and students must sign up every time a course is offered. They also have a minimum enrollment target of 10 students in order to run the class. In order to encourage current dojo members to train at the Adult School during the transition, we will waive Mountain View dojo fees during June and July for anyone who trains in both locations. Classes are open to adults and teens.
We will need help from everyone to vacate our current location during August and will share details of when and how this help can best be provided.
We are exploring options for the children's class, zazen, tests and seminars. We will communicate relevant details as soon as we can.

Palo Alto Adult School Aikido Classes

Enrollment happens on a quarterly basis, with our first class scheduled to start on June 6, 2017 at 7pm. Registration begins May 26th via https://paadultschool.org/class/health-fitness
Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, and Saturday mornings at 10 am. We need at least 10 students to register for the summer session, which will cost $200 (for 10 weeks of instruction). You may then either take classes with the adult school or at the dojo on Wyandotte, where your monthly fee will be waived. Please let Chris Kuszmaul (chriskuszmaul AT gmail.com) know if you plan to register, or if you have questions.
During the time that the dojo in Mountain View is open, Sensei will continue to teach there, and training in Palo Alto will happen sufficient to support any new students who might appear there (Chris and other teaching staff will take care of this). Once the dojo in Mountain View closes, Sensei will teach in Palo Alto at a rate much the same as he presently teaches in Mountain View.
For the Fall quarter we may add or alter the dojo hours depending on the needs and desires of students, and the schedule at the high school. Please contact chriskuszmaul AT gmail.com, or otherwise pass word to us what your preferences are.
The training facility at the high school is spacious and ready to train in right away. There is space to change clothes, and generally plenty of parking. However, we will need your help to transform this space into a proper dojo over the next several weeks. This is a great opportunity to recreate the dojo! Chris can provide more details to anyone who is curious about how to help.

Summer Camp 2017

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 24-27, 2017
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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PAF Winter Camp 2017

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2017
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Summer Camp 2016

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 25-28, 2016
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Seminar, Women's Edition


Sunday, April 10, 2016
Mountain View Dojo
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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PAF Winter Camp 2016

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 12-15, 2016
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Iaido classes through Center for the Way

South Bay Iaido is now offering classes in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido hosted by the Center for the Way in the Mountain View dojo. For schedule and more information visit www.southbayiaido.com

Summer Camp 2015

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 20-23, 2015
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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PAF Winter Camp 2015

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Tsuboi Sensei, 8th Dan Shihan and Shiohira Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-16, 2015
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Summer Camp 2014

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 21-24, 2014
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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PAF Winter Camp 2014

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-17, 2014
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Test on Oct 5, 2013

Aikido tests will be rescheduled to October 5th, 2013.
If you have any issues with making this new date, please contact Sensei and he will make an accommodation for you.
We are forced to change date because the parking lot near the dojo will be paved in the afternoon on the September 21st. We still expect to have normal morning and childrens classes on September 21st. Childrens tests are still scheduled for the September 21st.

Summer Camp 2013

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 22-25, 2013
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Santa Rosa Dojo Seminar 2013


April 20, 2013
Santa Rosa Dojo
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mountain View dojo introduces noon time classes

The Mountain View dojo introduces noon time classes starting January 8, 2013. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm. The new Day-Class package will cost $70 and allow students to come to noon classes Tuesday, Thursday and morning class on Saturday.

PAF Winter Camp 2013

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 15-18, 2013
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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Shiohira Sensei in CT, March 2013


March 15-17, 2013
Yanagi Dojo
16 Commerce Street, Norwalk, CT
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PAF Summer Camp 2012

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 23-26, 2012
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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PAF Santa Rosa Dojo Seminar 2012


May 5, 2012
Santa Rosa Dojo
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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PAF Winter Camp 2012

PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

Presidents Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2012
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

Old Sensei's photo

Shiohira Sensei throws Pietro Yuji Maida Sensei in San Francisco Japan Town Cherry Blossom Festival. Circa 1980 by Rory Merry.
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PAF Summer Camp 2011

PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan

August 25-28, 2011
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.
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PAFbook : Member's Site


Our new home at PAFbook! (a CLOSED Group within Facebook):

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=143009379069076

When you go to this page, you'll see a brief intro to the signup process:

Joining the PAFbook group is a 2-step process:
  1. 1. Click the "Request to Join" button on this page (should be on the top of the screen)
  2. 2. Send Chris Garner(via Facebook) an email/message asking to join, and telling him where you train or what your affiliation with the PAF is.
Once he confirms who you are, he'll let us (the moderators) know to approve your request.

We're working to bring all the fantastic photos and videos you submitted over to the new site, but since there's over 400(!) this may take a little time. In the meantime, please head over to PAFbook, signup, get posting and sharing, it should be a lot easier to stay up-to-date through Facebook.

NOTE: If you don't have a Facebook account, you'll need to create one to join the Group.


PAF Santa Rosa Dojo Seminar 2011


June 4, 2011
Santa Rosa Dojo
Santa Rosa, CA.
1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
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PAF Winter Camp 2011


PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan.

February 18-21, 2011
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

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PAF Summer Camp 2010


PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan.

August 26-29, 2010
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

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PAF Winter Camp 2010


PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan.

February 12-15, 2010
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

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PAF Summer Camp 2009


PAF's annual Summer Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan.

Sunday August 13-16, 2009
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

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Shinzen Dojo - Clovis Seminar : May 2,2009



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CSU Fresno: Tammy Anderson Sensei's students from CSU Fresno and Shinzen Dojo , enjoyed a two hour seminar with Shiohira Shihan. This was followed by a relaxing party on the beautiful grounds of Shinzen Dojo .


Santa Rosa 2009 - Seminar : April 18, 2009


Santa Rosa Dojo's 2009 Seminar with Shiohira Sensei.


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Saturday, April 18, 2009
Santa Rosa, CA.
2:30 - 4:30 pm [PDF file]


PAF Winter Camp 2009


PAF's annual Winter Camp with Sensei Shiohira, Shihan 7th Dan.

Sunday February 13-15, 2009
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, CA.

Guest Instructor:

Don Stratton Sensei, 6th Dan

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Sensei's 35th Anniversary Teaching Aikido


Our celebration of Shiohira Sensei's thirty five years of teaching here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday October 19, 2008 : 2-5pm
Buchanan YMCA, San Francisco

Honored Instructor:
  1. Hideki Shiohira Sensei, Shihan

Guest Instructors:
  1. Don Stratton Sensei, 6th Dan
  2. Robert Laiks Sensei, 6th Dan

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If you'd like a poster as a souvenir of the seminar: [PDF file]


Birankai Summer Camp 2008 with Ueshiba M., Doshu


Gary Payne Photography

Our special thanks for this first group of photos provided by Gary Payne, the official photographer of Birankai's 2008 Summer Camp. Please visit his site http://printroom.com/pro/garypaynephoto to see the full gallery of camp pictures.

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PAF Contributed Pictures

The following pictures have been contributed by Pacific Aikido Federation's students.












Shinzen Dojo - Clovis Seminar : April 19,2008



CSU Fresno: Tammy Anderson Sensei's students from CSU Fresno and Shinzen Dojo , joined by members of Greg Barker Sensei's dojo from Morro Bay , enjoyed a two hour seminar with Shiohira Shihan. This was followed by a relaxing party on the beautiful grounds of Shinzen Dojo .


Welcome to the New PAF Website

With the close of March 2008, we are moving to this new website. The site has been in development for over 8 months and represents the contributions from a number of Shiohira Sensei's students, who designed and implemented it from the ground up.

We hope you like the new look and find it easy to navigate with useful information.