Yoko Okamoto was born in Japan and started practicing Aikido in 1978 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, under the direction of K. Ueshiba Doshu. She subsequently relocated in France where she studied under C. Tissier Shihan and moved back to Tokyo, where she continued to train at Honbu Dojo with all the Shihans in Honbu, in particular with S. Yamaguchi and I. Shibata Shihans. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 1989, established Portland Aikikai under the direction of Y.Yamada Shihan, then returned to Japan in 2003 establishing Aikido Kyoto.
Yoko Okamoto holds the rank of 6th Dan Shihan and she has been running Aikido Kyoto full time since relocating to Japan.
- To learn more: Interview with Yoko Okamoto Shihan
- Class information:
Thursday September 29th - 10.30 to 11.30