July 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

Have you ever been interested in learning about pressure points and meridian lines or wanting to brush up on your shiatsu anma? Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster, Second-Generation Shiatsu Anma Therapist and Shiatsu Pioneer in the US for more than 50 years!

Kaneko Shiatsu Anma Therapy is an effective combination of kneading and pressure therapy using meridian lines and acupuncture points. Shiatsu, which means “finger pressure”, came from Japan over a 100 years ago. Anma, which is “pressure soothing”, and in practice includes kneading, came from China a few thousand years ago. Meridian lines are energy channels that circulate qi and blood throughout the body. Pressure points, or tsubo, in Japanese, are like tuning points that assess energy flow and will tell you whether energy is flowing or blocked, as well as in excess or deficiency. When there is a blockage of energy flow, it can lead to health imbalances. In releasing blockages you regulate the body’s metabolism and homeostasis which benefit the tissues and cells. The benefit of Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is that it treats the person as a whole, integrating body, mind and spirit. It provides therapy for chronic, degenerative, and constitutional conditions, as well as stress management, anti-aging and immune-boosting purposes. Treatments also are provided at the local areas for pain conditions.

These classes are a part of a 7 class series that will be held on the second and fourth Sunday. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is beneficial for laymen and professionals alike. Each class we will cover different parts of the body. At the end, we’ll review and combine all the sequences and treat the body as a whole for healing fundamental issues, beyond local symptoms.

Grandmaster Dr. DoAnn Kaneko and Alan Saruwatari, a former graduate of the Shiatsu Massage School of California will be teaching these classes.

Hybrid Class: In-person and through Zoom.
Students will receive a Zoom link 1 week before class when we confirm everyone’s attendance.
DATE: July 10 – Oct 9, 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month*
TIME: 9am-5pm, (Lunch 12-1pm), Pacific Standard Time
PLACE: Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1824 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504
EARLY BIRD: Until June 26, $435 ($15 off)
COST: Package $450, Individual classes $80
REGISTRATION: Go here to register. Once you register we’ll send you an email confirmation.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Shiatsu Anma Therapy: DoAnn’s Short and Long Forms which comes with a FREE Anma Meridian Massage Therapy DVD. You can purchase that here.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate of completion in Kaneko Shiatsu Anma Long Form
*Class Schedule subject to change due to the pandemic.

Class Schedule

DAY 1 July 10 – Back – 1 day, 6 hrs, LUNCH

DAY 2 July 24 – Lower extremities – Front & Back, Feet, 3 hrs, LUNCH

DAY 2 Review I: Entire Back, 3 hours

DAY 3August 14 – Abdomen – Half a day, 3 hrs, LUNCH

DAY 3 – Upper extremities – Half a day, 3 hrs

DAY 4August 28 – Review II:  Front Legs and abdomen Upper Extremities, 3 hours, LUNCH

DAY 4 – Neck/Shoulder/Head in sitting – 3 hrs

DAY 5  – Sept 11 – Review III:  Upper arms and sitting – 3 hours  LUNCH

DAY 5  – Review IV: Entire Body – 3 hours

DAY 6 –  Sept 25 – Review V: Entire body – 3 hours LUNCH 

DAY 6  – Testing  – 3 hours

DAY 7 –  Oct 9 – TCM & Theory – 6 hrs   
Basic TCM: Qi, Blood, Meridians, Vital Points, Five elements
Shiatsu Anma Theory: Western science

Important Safety message:

  • Follow your city’s stay at home orders. We highly recommend that your practicing partner for our classes be someone living in your home
  • If you’re allowed to practice with someone outside your home, please take all the precautions to keep yourself safe, including but not limited to: Covid-19 testing, screening, taking temperature, wearing masks, wearing face shields, working in a well-ventilated room, washing hands thoroughly and using hand sanitizer.
  • Be knowledgeable of your partners health conditions and that practicing shiatsu anma on him/her will not cause any harm
  • If any health conditions, either yours or your partners is questionable regarding the practice of shiatsu anma, please consult your physician for advice
  • Understand that pain can be an indicator that something is wrong. Pay attention and continuously check with your partner that he/she is okay while you are practicing on him/her and that the pressure is not too hard. The concept of “No Pain, No Gain” is not applicable in shiatsu anma.
  • If no one is available to practice on you may use a couch cushion or pillow.
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Start the new year learning whole body energetic balancing! Registration is now open!
Learn one of the most effective healing modalities, Kaneko Shiatsu Anma Therapy. An integration of both a Japanese & ancient Chinese modality, each class will cover different parts of the body with a review from the previous classes.
🍁Who is this class for?
*Lay people
*Massage Therapists
*Physical Therapists
*Occupational Therapists
🍁Students will learn
*The sequence of the DoAnn Long Form section by section
*To identify 12 meridians and 100 pressure points
*3 basic techniques and 7 additional techniques
*Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu Anma theory and practice
🍁January 9-11 & 23-25
9am-6pm, Pacific Standard Time
Online through Zoom and in person location to be announced
Early Bird: Until December 23, $435
($15 off), after December 23, $450,
Individual class $80
🍁Register at this link: