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    Jamie Leno Zimron Receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists

    San Francisco Bay Times columnist Jamie Leno Zimron Sensei, Aikido 6th Dan, has been named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists. The Association recognized “her outstanding art, teaching and pioneering efforts in utilizing The Art of Peace to build bridges between people in conflict, and to help shift to more harmonious ways of being, doing and relating in all aspects of society.”

    Aikido, developed by martial artist Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), is composed of three Japanese words: “ai,” meaning harmony, “ki,” meaning spirit or energy, and “do,” the path, system or way. Aikido is effective as a martial art, but it also serves as a path for personal development and spiritual growth in harmony with others and nature.

    Zimron is the founder of the Women’s Aikido School of SF, co-initiator of the Israel Women’s Martial Art Federation, co-initiator of Training Across Borders, co-director of the PeaceCamp Initiative and much more. To learn more about her and the recent honor, check out a YouTube video highlighting her achievements (