"When you walk into a dojo you cross a threshold. You are walking into a space that is unique and special. You feel that you will find something in the dojo that was missing from your life — something that you have been looking for. Our job as instructors is to help facilitate that experience." – Malory Graham, Seattle Aikikai Founder
Our instructors are certified in first aid, CPR, and AED through the Cascade Training Center.
Malory Graham Sensei founded Seattle Aikikai in 1997. She started training in 1988 with Paul Sylvain Sensei and received her 6th Dan from Yamada Shihan in 2014. She continues to develop her own training with Yoko Okamoto and Chris Mulligan Senseis of Aikido Kyoto. Along with teaching aikido and yoga, she has had tandem careers as a filmmaker and non-profit Executive Director. She has made films to promote women in aikido and has been deeply committed to the social justice/youth development field.