This dojo opened its doors Feb 2005. The space has 40 tatami
mats and is available for training by invitation or referral.
The dojo is a member of the International Shiseikan Budo Association
(ISBA), an organization of Shiseikan affiliated dojos under the auspices
of the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
There is class many weekday evenings, and at lunchtimes
and by arrangement. Call before 4pm for schedule information.
If you are visiting the area, please join us! 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!
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, assisted in seminars
in USA with Sekiya-sensei,
and studyed Aikido and Kashima
Shin Ryu sword at the SHISEIKAN dojo of Meiji Shrine for 14 years under Inaba-sensei, who awarded her 3rd, 4th, and 5th DAN rank.
She has been returning to Japan about twice a year since ending residence
to continue training under Inaba-sensei at
SHISEIKAN, the Meiji Shrine dojo.