08-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Miranda Saarentaus Sensei holds the rank of rokudan. From Helsinki, Finland, she began practicing aikido in 1972 as a student of Ichimura Sensei, a teacher sent from Hombu Dojo in Japan. In 1990 she found her present teacher, Endo Shihan, 8th dan, who also teaches in Hombu Dojo.
At present, Saarentaus Sensei is the chief instructor of 'Akari' (Japanese for 'light', 'illumination'); located in Tikkurila, near Helsinki. In addition to regularly teaching at her own dojo, Saarentaus Sensei conducts several seminars annually in Finland and abroad.
Hinode Dojo, LLC will be hosting Saarentaus Sensei September 11-13, 2009. This is her second visit to Omaha. Please visit our web site www.hinodedojo.com and go to the events page to get a flyer. Please feel free to conact me if you have any questions.
See you there!! :)