The Grand Marais Aikikai was established in September fo 1993. The chief instructor is Craig Waver Sensei. Waver Sensei started his Aikido training in 1975, and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan (4th degree black belt).
We are members of the World Aikido Aikikai Inc. The WAAI is linked to Hombu Dojo in Japan by our board Chairman, founder, and Chief Technical Advisor, Rev. Zenko N. Okimura, 7th Dan Shihan(Master Instructor). Our headquarters are currently housed at Aikido Delaware Aikikai located in Newark, DE.
The current Doshu (leader of the way) is Moriteru Ueshiba, the grandson of the Founder. He continues his grandfathers work at Aikido World Headquarters (called Hombu Dojo) in Tokyo, Japan.
Pictured Below: Okimura Shihan(left), Waver Sensei(right)
25th Anniversary Celebration Flyer