Teaching Staff

Certified Instructors (Shidoin)

Aikido World Alliance; Aikikai

 

Mike Goodman – Chief Instructor, Godan Bob Hodge, Godan
Mike is the Dojo Cho (Chief instructor).  He is a 5th degree black belt Aikido certified instructor, and has a 2nd degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido.  When not training, he is employed as a trial lawyer. Bob is a 5th degree black belt Aikido certified instructor and a black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido.  Bob is a real-estate broker.
Luke Maranto, Yondan Derek Duval, Yondan

Luke is a 4th degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.  He has been studying martial arts since 1982 and is also a 4th degree black belt in Yoshukai karate and a 4th degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido. He is the Mugai Ryu iaido study group leader. 

Derek is a 4th degree black belt Aikido certified instructorHe has been training in martial arts for the past 30 years including Aikido, Judo, Iaido and Tae Kwon Do.  Derek is a veterinarian.
Tom Wilder, Yondan Simone Maranto, Yondan
Tom is a 4th degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Simone is a 4th degree black belt Aikido certified instructor and a 2nd degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido. She has been studying martial arts since 1992.  Simone is an art teacher.

 

 

 

Berney Fulcher, Sandan Keith Washington, Sandan

 

Berney is a 3rd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.

Keith is a 3rd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.

 

Gifford Pace, Sandan Johan Shutz, Sandan

Gifford is a 3rd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.

Johan is a 3rd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.

 

 

Alex Gurevich, Sandan  
 

Alex is a 3rd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor and a 2nd degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido.

 

Certified Assistant Instructors (Fukushidoin)

Aikido World Alliance; Aikikai

 

Josh Murphy, Nidan Robin Johnson, Nidan Justin Thompson, Nidan
Josh is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Robin is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Justin is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor and a 1st degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido.
Tetsuya (Ted) Akiyama, Nidan Jason Schneider, Nidan Keith Mclain, Shodan
Ted is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Jason is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido certified instructor and a 2nd degree black belt in Mugai Ryu iaido. Keith is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor
Dominick Pesola, Shodan Glenden Johnson, Shodan Frank Randal, Shodan
Dominick is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Glenden is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Frank is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.
Deborah Phillipeck, Shodan Lori Johnson, Shodan Maxwell Johnson, Shodan
Deborah is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Lori is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Maxwell is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.
David Binder, Shodan Jamie Renell, Shodan  
Hollywood  
David is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor. Jamie is a 1st degree black belt Aikido certified instructor.  

 

Yudansha Alumni

Lynn Seiser, Yondan

Lee Verner, Sandan

Bob McLaughlin – Shodan

Reges Castro – Shodan

Karl Hsu – Shodan