"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. My job as an instructor is to help facilitate that experience."
– Malory Graham
Graham Sensei fell in love with aikido while in college training with Paul Sylvain Sensei in 1988. She founded Seattle Aikikai and has been professionally teaching since 1997. She received her 6th Dan from Y. 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.