(b. c. 1942). 5th dan Aikikai. B. A. in Japanese Studies from University of Washington. Fluent in Japanese. Studied for several years in Tokyo and Shingu under Michio HIKITSUCHI in late 1960s and early 1970s. One of the highest ranking female aikidoka. Taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and founded Seattle School of Aikido in 1976. Presently chief instructor of Ottawa Aikikai. Ottawa Aikikai, 425 Rideau, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8P5 Canada (613)233-5836.