As students and instructors, we follow the example of Master Koichi Tohei, one of the great teachers of our time. Through his life-long training of meditation, breathing, and martial arts he developed teaching methods that make evident many of the elusive qualities of our mind, body and spirit. Simple in their nature, and universal in their application, these principles are the foundation of our training.
We train to improve our lives as we learn. Learning and teaching are two parts of the same process, and students naturally progress to instructional roles as they develop in their training.
The Oregon Ki Society is led by a world-class team of instructors who have dedicated their lives to this training.
Calvin TabataThe Northwest Ki Federation is headed by Calvin Tabata. He is an 8th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, and holds an Okuden Ki rank. He is also a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society, and the Chief Instructor of the Personal Kiatsu® School. He began his training in Hawaii and is a lifelong direct student of Ki Society founder Koichi Tohei sensei. Tabata sensei has been teaching in the Northwest since 1970. He established the Oregon Ki Society in 1974 and the Personal Kiatsu School in 1993.
Louis SlossThe Oregon Ki Society Adult Ki and Aikido Programs are headed by Louis Sloss. He is a 7th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, holds an Okuden Ki rank and is a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society. He has practiced Ki-Aikido for over 40 years and has taught for more than 35 years.
Brenda TamThe Oregon Ki Society Children's Program is headed by Brenda Tam. She is a 7th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, holds a Joden Ki rank and is a Full Lecturer in the Ki Society. She has practiced Ki-Aikido for more than 40 years and has taught both adults and children for more than 35 years.
Who teaches where?
More information about the instructors at each dojo is available on the location pages.