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Events and Seminars at Two Rivers Aikikai

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Dojo Events

Service Days


Two or three times a year, members of Two Rivers Aikikai plan a day of service at local non profits to support our community.

We suspend classes for the Service Day in order to devote our energy to helping our sister non profit organizations.

On December 16, 2017 we went to the Oregon Food Bank for the morning to help package 31,169 pounds of potatoes into 5 to 7 lb bags.

On the morning of June 16, 2018 we went to Zenger Farm to remove weeds and invasive plants. We enjoyed a pot luck lunch afterward in their well-stocked kitchen. Zenger Farm is a non-profit, working urban farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmenal stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. Click here to visit their website.

Service Day at OFB

We volunteered again this year at the Oregon Food Bank on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Fifteen dojo members packaged thousands of pounds of pears.


What are Seminars?

Seminars are intensive training workshops that are one, two or three days long and usually take place over a weekend. Two Rivers Aikikai hosts Aikido and Iaido Seminars twice a year in the Spring and Fall. We will choose instructors who have had an impact on our training over the years, from near and far. We encourage our students to participate in seminars at Two Rivers Aikikai and at other dojos where they can practice a variety of styles and strengthen their foundations. Seminars offer all of us a way to keep up to date with the changes taking place in Aikido and Iaido as they evolve.


Claude Berthiaume Sensei teaches jo vs jo entries at our Fall Seminar in 2016.


Upcoming Seminars

2019 Portland Friendship Seminar - date and location TBD.

Spring Aikido and Iaido Seminar with Claude Berthiaume shihan May 3 to 5, 2019



Past Seminars

The 2018 Portland Friendship Seminar was hosted by Multnomah Aikikai on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The seminar raised over $750 in donations to Transition Projects, a Portland Based non-profit providing resources and housing for persons experiencing homelessness.

On March 18, 2006, Two Rivers Aikikai hosted the First Annual Portland Friendship Seminar and donated 398 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank! Close to 80 members of Aikido dojos in the Portland area practiced together at Two Rivers Aikikai on that Saturday afternoon as a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. Seven different instructors taught 30 minute segments over the course of the afternoon. In lieu of seminar fees, participants brought 398 pounds of food and $301 in cash donations for OFB. The wonderful atmosphere and enthusiastic energy on the mat all afternoon attested to the spirit of Aikido in Portland dojos. The members of Two Rivers Aikikai appreciate the contributions everyone brought to our dojo. We look forward to seeing you on the mat again soon!


E-mail Two Rivers Aikikai: info@2rivers.org

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Two Rivers Aikikai is a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit organization that admits students of any race, color, age, gender identity,
and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are available to all members.