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Shisei Aiki Dojo

Instructor:Diane Zingale
Style:Aikido / Kashima Shin Ryu
Country:United States
130 East Grand Ave
South San Francisco, 94080
Phone:650 871 4111

This new dojo has opened its doors February 2005. The space has 40 tatami mats and is available for training by appointment. The dojo is unaffiliated but related to Meiji Shrine through Diane Zingale. There is class weekday evenings and also at lunchtime by arrangement. Aikido and Kashima Shin Ryu are taught but the dojo is available to be shared by all styles of budo and for members to explore a variety of training methods. Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Diane at (650) 871-4111 during weekdays for more information.

Diane Zingale, 5th Dan

Diane started studying Aikido in 1977 at Kanai-sensei's dojo in Boston. Just after receiving SHODAN in Boston, she moved to Tokyo in 1984 and was a resident of Japan for 17 years until 2001. She received 2nd DAN at Hombu and studied 2 years there and at Yamaguchi-sensei's private dojos in Shibuya and Ochanomizu where she met Sekiya-sensei. As Sekiya-sensei's apprentice over 11 years, she studied Katori Shinto Ryu style of sword, stick and naginata at Sugino dojo in Kawasaki, and studyed Aikido and Kashima Shin Ryu sword at the SHISEIKAN dojo of Meiji Shrine for 14 years under Inaba-sensei. She has been returning to Japan each year since ending residence in 2001 to continue training under Inaba-sensei at the Meiji Shrine Shiseikan Dojo.