Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Inclusiveness

We live in a time of great pain, in our community, our country and around the world.  Cognizant of the Black, Indigenous, and people of color, who have endured, and continue to endure, racism in all forms – we denounce and stand firmly against systemic racism and the perpetration of institutional oppression and violence in any shape or form.

A central tenet of Aikido and Zen is the cultivation of insight into the self and what it means to be human, and then to live and serve with compassion and caring, not just for others in the dojo, but also for those in our larger community and the world.   

We re-affirm that membership in Mountain Coast Aikikai is open to all sincere persons with a willingness and a commitment to walk this path together, regardless of level of experience, age, gender, race, religion, sexual preference or identity, or national origin.