Frequently Asked Questions

Hotels near venue

Pullman San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 (very good, pricy $190)

Holiday Inn Express, 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (close to location, not too expensive $110)

TownePlace Suites by Marriot Redwood Shores 1000 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 (no frill guestrooms with kitchen, apprx $120)



Doran Sensei has requested no gifts.

We will create a memory/appreciation book for Doran Shihan’s 60 years in Aikido. If you would like to contribute to the memory book, please click here for more information.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel by October 1st, there will be no cancellation fee. After October 1, a $50 cancellation fee will apply.


Weapons Training

There will be no weapons training at the seminar, feel free to leave your weapons at home.


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