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Instructors

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, Bend Dojo is led by a world-class team of instructors who have dedicated their lives to this training.

Brad Welker

Brad Welker

Chief Instructor, Associate Ki Lecturer, Associate Examiner, Chuden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 4th Dan, teaching for over 20 years.
Koji Hoshi

Koji Hoshi

Assistant Ki Lecturer, Shoden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 2nd Dan, Head Instructor - Children's Program.
Colton Pope

Colton Pope

Assistant Ki Lecturer, Shoden in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 2nd Dan, Head Instructor - Adult Program.
Rob Harvey

Rob Harvey

Assistant Ki Lecturer, Jokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 2nd Dan.
Mike Haas

Mike Haas

Assistant Ki Lecturer, Jokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 1st Dan.
Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Assistant Ki Lecturer, Jokyu in Ki Development, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido 1st Dan.