About Us

Head Instructor
Tom Blackburn, 6th dan
Mark Eslinger, 4th dan
Carl Gulas, 2nd dan
Linda McGahen, 2nd dan
Kareem Kazkaz, 2nd dan
Western Aikido Yoshokai

Begun in 1988 by head instructor Tom
Blackburn (6th degree black belt).  
Western Aikido Yoshokai (WAY) follows
the teachings and philosophy of Takashi
Kushida sensei.  WAY is affiliated with the
Aikido Yoshokai Association of North
America (AYANA). Western Aikido
Yoshokai is a California non-profit Public
Benefit Corporation. We are a registered
501c(3) organization with the IRS.
Enbukan Dojo Location

The Enbukan Dojo established its first
location in 1995. Since then, we have
moved to a more convenient location in
Cupertino near 280 and 85 at the IOOF
Lodge on 20589 West Homestead Road.