- Kids/Teens Program
- Shinto Ryu
- Icho Ryu
- About SSA
Chief instructor Evan Bucy began studying Aikido in 1995 at Two Cranes Aikido, where he obtained the rank of shodan in 2008. Evan joined the Seattle School of Aikido in 2013 to study Icho Ryu from Neil Yamamoto. He began teaching our kids/teens classes at that time under the direction of Helmut Floss, and in 2016 Evan took over as chief instructor of the Kids/Teens program. Evan has also casually studied other martial arts including Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Kali, Aikibojitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and Silat.
Evan is assisted by Zak Fiorito and Chris Moses, as well as other Seattle School of Aikido instructors and senior students. Advanced high school students also assist.
Helmut Floss began his study of Aikido in 1991 at the Seattle School of Aikido. He subsequently moved to Two Cranes Aikido, where he directed the children and teens program from 2000 to 2009. He then returned to the Seattle School of Aikido to direct our children and teens program, using his experience and expertise to bring vitality to the dojo's training programs.
Helmut teaches children and adults. He holds the rank of yondan (4th degree black belt), as well as the rank of sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Aikibojitsu (long staff), and was awarded his instructor's license by Tom Read. Helmut is also a student of Icho Ryu Aikibudo.
Helmut Floss directed the Seattle School of Aikido kids/teens program from 2010-16, after teaching for nine years at Two Cranes Aikido. He now lives in New York.