Cyndy Hayashi Sensei 7th Dan

Cyndy Hayashi, instructor at Aikido West, began her training at Aikido of San Francisco in 1977. She trained there under Frank Doran Sensei, Robert Nadeau Sensei and Bill Witt Sensei. She traveled to Iwama, Japan to train with Morihiro Saito Sensei where she received her shodan. After returning to the United States, she trained and taught at the Aikido Institute of Oakland and at Aikido West in Redwood City. She later decided to become a dedicated student of Frank Doran Sensei.

She has trained in France, Germany, Switzerland, Vienna, England and assorted cities in the United States. She has taught seminars and classes in the U.S., Israel and France.

She has attained the rank of sandan in Japanese archery, kyudo.

Her main emphasis is the enjoyment of self-exploration through Aikido. Strongly believing that Aikido is a way of life, the classes are generally energetic.

Cyndy is the Administrator for the California Aikido Association.

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