Patricia Hendricks shihan is a 7th dan aikido teacher and founder of Aikido of San Leandro. She is also the head of division one (the Iwama division) of the California Aikido Association and the first "menkyo kaiden" in Saito's system of aiki-ken and aiki-jo. She is one of the most prominent woman instructors and leaders in the aikido world.
Hendricks spent more than 7 years as an uchideshi, living in dojos, primarily in Iwama, Japan under Morihiro Saito, a top student of the founder of aikido. She was one of the closest students of Saito, with numerous appearances in Saito's books, as well appearing with him in magazine articles and as his uke in major demonstrations including the All Japan Demo held in Tokyo, Japan every year.
Stories about Patricia Hendricks:
Patricia Hendricks Interview: Part 1
In part one of our interview with Hendricks Shihan, she talks about her early aikido days in Monterey, CA with Stanley Pranin and shares the mindset and approach that's allowed her to become one of the top women leaders in the aikido world.
When we originally filmed this interview, we planned...
Patricia Hendricks Interview: Part 2
In part two of our interview with Hendricks Shihan, she gives guidance to emerging leaders in the aikido world, talks about her experience with uchi-deshi programs, shares her thoughts on why Stanley Pranin selected Josh Gold as his successor, and gives some brief thoughts on the future of aikido...
Patricia Hendricks Demonstration: 2017
On July 15th and 16th, 2017 Aikido Journal invited Patricia Hendricks Shihan to Ikazuchi Dojo for an interview and video shoot. We used a small part of the action footage we recorded to put together this 3-minute demo, which showcases Hendricks Sensei's aikido in 4K HD video and incorporates an o...
Morihiro Saito : Jo-dori and Jo-nage
Morihiro Saito Shihan (9th dan) teaches Jo-dori and Jo-nage at Iwama dojo in 1988. Patricia Hendricks Shihan takes ukemi and and translates during the class.
Saito Shihan explains the differences between Hombu dojo style and Iwama style jo techniques.
2005 Aiki Expo: Patricia Hendricks, Iwama Aikido
Patricia Hendricks Shihan, (currently 7th Dan, Iwama style).
Hendricks Shihan spent more than 7 years as an uchideshi under Morihiro Saito. She is the founder of Aikido of San Leandro, leads division one (the Iwama division) of the California Aikido Association, and is the first "menkyo kaiden...