Chief Instructor

Kokyu Nage The chief instructor at Corvallis Aikikai is Joe Canon. He has been training in Aikido for over 20 years. Joe has a rank of yondan (4th degree black belt) in Aikido and a shidoin teaching certificate from Birankai North America. Irimi Nage He has been teaching since 2004, and at Corvallis Aikikai since 2008.

Joe, and all members of Corvallis Aikikai are members of Birankai North America. This organization is headed by Chiba Sensei, 8th dan, Shihan, founder of San Deigo Aikikai. Chiba Sensei is a direct student of the founder of Aikido, Morhei Ueshiba, O-Sensei.

Joe's Kokyu Nageteacher is Thoms Sensei, the chief instructor of Eugene Aikikai in Eugene Oregon, under whom Joe has studied since 1994. He started studying Aikido in 1990 under Goggin Sensei in Boulder City, NV.

"I aspire to providing the same high level of training and instruction my teacher has provided for me. O-negai-shimasu."
- Joe