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Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club

(formerly known as "YBA Aikido Club")

The Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club was founded by the late Sadao Yoshioka Shihan (Stephen Trussel's page on Sadao Yoshioka) and Gayne Sogi Sensei (7th dan) in February 1984. Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club is affiliated with the Hawaii Aikido Federation. Gayne Sogi Sensei (7th dan) is the head instructor and Assistant Chief Instructor of the Hawaii Aikido Federation. Other instructors include: Wayne Ching (4nd dan), Lionel Nagata (4nd dan), Eileen Yara (3rd dan) and Andy White (3rd dan). Visitors are welcome and beginners classes are always open to new students.

Schedule of classes:

MONDAY

   
Junior Beginners 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eileen Yara
Junior Advanced 5:30 - 6:15 PM Gayne Sogi
Adult Beginning/Advanced 6:30 - 7:30 PM Gayne Sogi
Adult Advanced 7:30 - 8:30 PM Gayne Sogi

WEDNESDAY

   
Junior Beginners 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eileen Yara
Junior Advanced 5:30 - 6:15 PM Gayne Sogi / Eileen Yara
Adult Beginners/Advanced 6:30 - 7:30 PM Gayne Sogi / Wayne Ching
Adult Advanced 7:30 - 8:30 PM Gayne Sogi / Wayne Ching

FRIDAY

   
Junior Beginners 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Junior Advanced 5:30 - 6:15 PM Gayne Sogi
Adult Beginners/Advanced 6:30 - 7:30 PM Gayne Sogi
Adult Advanced 7:30 - 8:30 PM Gayne Sogi

SATURDAY

   
Junior Beginners/Advance 1:00 - 2:30 PM Wayne Ching/Andy White
Adult Beginners/Advanced 1:00 - 2:30 PM Lionel Nagata

Location:

The Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club is located at 1710 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI, 808-537-6954:

Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club Map

Why I go to this dojo:

"I've been training in Aikido since April 1979 and recommend this dojo very highly. The senseis are extremely knowledgeable and articulate. They work hard at helping their students learn and are open to questions from the students. I have also found the members of the club to be both sincere and joyous in their training. There are a goodly number of members of all ranks (4th dan down, excluding the Senseis), so there is a wide range of experienced people to train with. If you would like to start training in Aikido, or need to find a new dojo, this is a good place to come! "
Commentary by Peter St.Onge