Kulshan Aikikai started as an Associated Students club of Western Washington University in January of 2002 with a small group of dedicated Aikido students who trained at 6 am three days a week. During June of 2008 the mat room on the WWU campus was reclaimed by the university, and the search to find a new training space began. In September of 2008, with the hard work and generosity of several Aikido club members, Kulshan Aikikai established a Dojo dedicated to Aikido training in downtown Bellingham. Kulshan Aikikai incorporated in the State of Washington in 2008 as a non-profit organization.
Kulshan Aikikai is affiliated with the Rev. Zenko N. Okimura, Shihan 7th Dan, and his organization, World Aikido Aikikai Inc (WAAI). Through WAAI the ranks of students at Kulshan Aikikai are recognized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Tokyo, Japan), headquarters of the International Aikido Federation.
Our instructors are: Spencer Anthony-Cahill (sandan); Andrew Sloley (sandan), Gary Carlton (nidan). Membership in Kulshan Aikikai is open to all. If you are interested in learning more about Aikido training at Kulshan Aikikai, we encourage you to stop by the Dojo to observe and/or participate in a class.