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Jinbukan Dojo (Compassionate Martial Place)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (519) 919-0505
Stan Mauro Renshi began Aikido in 1990 and has graduated from a 46 month instructor's program under Blok Shihan. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt in October 2002 and teaches adult intermediate and children’s classes at the Chudokan dojo. He is also an instructor trainer in On Guard (police-style control and defense tactics). Mauro Renshi currently runs a full time personal protection business.
2 des Marguerites, Oka, Quebec, Canada J0N 1E0
Phone: (450) 479-6585
Sensei Joanisse began his martial arts training in 1968 and holds a 3rd Dan in Jukaido Ryu Jujutsu. He also studied Kodokan Judo, Yoseikan Aikibudo and Shotokan Karate. He received his 3rd degree black belt and teaching license in Yoshinkai Aikido from Blok Shihan in July 2002 and holds an international teaching license from Japan. Joannisse Sensei has a bachelor of administration degree and works as a broker and property appraiser in the financial field.
Sensei Gagne began her martial arts training in 1966. She has received her 1st degree black belt in Kyukushinkai Karate and Jukaido Ryu Ju-Jutsu and has studied Judo and Yoseikan Aikibudo for several years. She was promoted to Shodan by Blok Shihan in May, 1998 and has an international teaching license from Japan. Sensei Gagne has a bachelor's degree in pedagogy and mathematics.
238 Rue Villeneuve, Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, G6G 1K1
Phone: (418) 338-9538
Shushinkan Dojo (Focus the Mind Place)
Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada
Mail: 16 Place Loison, Ville Lorraine, Quebec, Canada, J6Z 1V3
Phone: (450) 621-5249
Sensei Labelle received his 1st Dan in Judo in 1976. He has instructed Tai Chi and is a 6th Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He began his Aikido training in 1980 and holds a 1st Dan in Aikikai Aikido. Labelle Sensei received his 3rd Dan in Yoshinkai Aikido from Blok Shihan in July 2002 and is presently a martial arts instructor for the city of Sainte-Eustache, Quebec.
Guy Vendette began his martial arts training in Aikibudo in 1976. He received his first degree black belt in Aikikai Aikido from Yamada Shihan and Kanai Shihan. He received his Meiyo Nidan from Shihan Blok in July 2002 for his contribution to the expansion of the Yoshinkan style in the French community (Quebec). He translated the Student Handbook of the Chudokai Aikido Federation International from English to French. He has also practiced Iaido, Shaolin Kempo Karate, Tai Chi, and Wing Chung Kung Fu. Professor Vendette holds a Master of Philosophy degree and a Ph.D. in Education. He has taught philosophy at the Collège de Maisonneuve in Montreal since 1973. Pursuing his apprenticeship of the Yoshinkan style under the direction of Sensei Labelle, he assists at the Dojo of Longueuil, Quebec.
Almont, Michigan, USA,
Phone: (248) 866-5297
Pakledinaz Renshsi began Aikido in 1989 and has graduated from a 20-month instructor's course under Blok Shihan. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt and awarded the instructor title of Renshi in June 2000. He holds a 3rd degree black belt in Jiujutsu and a 1st degree black belt in Karate. As well, he has completed an instructor training program under John Viol Shihan at the Sei Shin Kan®Dojo, where he was awarded the instructor level of Shidoin. Pakledinaz Sensei is a machine technician.
Square Lake Athletic Club
799 Denison Ct., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA 48302
Phone: (248) 703-1471
Marcus Schoon Renshi began Aikido in 1992. He has graduated from a 24-month instructor's course under Blok Shihan. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt and awarded the instructor title of Renshi (senior instructor) in October 2002. Initially, he was introduced to Aikido in 1967, studying for one year under Ken Ota Sensei in Santa Barbara, California. He began studying Ed Parker's Kenpo Karate in 1978, and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo. He began studying Tai Chi in 1997, and is certified level 3 by the Internationl Yang Style Tai Chuan Association. Schoon Renshi teaches at the Anshinkan dojo and is a contrabassonist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
John Parks – 3rd Dan
Parks Sensei began Aikido in 1989 and has graduated from a 20 month instructor’s course under Blok Shihan. He was promoted to 3rd degree black belt in November 1995 and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Jiujutsu. He has also trained in laido, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Kobudo. As well, he has completed an instructor training program under John Viol Shihan at the Sei Shin Kan Dojo, where he was awarded the instructor level of Shidoin. Parks Sensei is a sales manager.
Norbert Jaeger Sensei began Aikido training in 1994 and has graduated from a 48-month instructor training program under Blok Shihan, as well as an instructor training program under John Viol Shihan at the Seishinkan Dojo, resulting in the award of the instructor level of Shidoin. Blok Shihan promoted him to 2nd degree black belt in February 2000. He is the head instructor of the youth program at the Anshinkan Dojo. Jaeger Sensei holds a Master’s degree in Biology/Chemistry and works as a chemical and quality assurance manager in the metal finishing industry.
Kachikikan Dojo (Place of Unyeilding/Perservering Mind/Spirit)
Pierce Middle School
25605 Orangelawn, Redford, Michigan 48239
Phone: (313)-937-8880 Ext 1612 or (734) 844-8605
Phone: (541) 858-0160
Bill Triolet – 2nd Dan
Bill Triolet Sensei began Aikido in August 1993 and has graduated from a 30 month instructor's program under Blok Shihan. He was promoted to 2nd degree black belt in June 2001. Triolet Sensei has a master's degree in education and is currently employed as a middle school language arts teacher.
Nepper's Martial Arts Academy
1811 Krueger Road., Snover, Michigan, USA, 48472
Phone: (810) 648-5945
Fax: (810) 648-5997
Nepper Sensei began Aikido in 1966 under Jerome Helton Sensei and Takeshi Kimeda Sensei. He was promoted to 1st degree black belt in July 1969. In addition, he holds a 4th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, has graduated as a Shidoin instructor from John Viol Shihan's Instructor Training Program and holds rank in Iaido and Jiujutsu. In 1985 Nepper Sensei opened the Washidokan Dojo and is the chief instructor there. He also works as a grade school teacher.
Shinsuikan Dojo (Mind Like Water Place)
USA Martial Arts, 1836 N. Reiman Rd., Genoa, OH, USA 43430,
Tel: (419) 855-3518
Michael Jacobs Sensei began Aikido in April 1989. He was promoted to Nidan in Aikido in 1996 by Fumio Toyoda Sensei. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do/Karate-do through the USA Martial Arts Federation in October 1999. Jacobs Sensei was promoted to 3rd degree black belt in Aikido in March 2002 by Shihan Blok. He has also received his Shodan in Judo. Jacobs Sensei teaches adult basic/intermediate Aikido classes and Tae Kwon Do at his own dojo and also currently works as an engineer.
81 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans, West Virginia, USA 25177
Phone: (304) 722-4512 Fax: (304) 722-9269
Roger Jarrett is an Aikido Shihan-Dai (Associate Master Instructor) who began his martial arts training in 1966. He received his 5th degree black belt in Aikido from Blok Shihan in September, 1998, his 7th degree black belt in TaeKwonDo in June 1995, his 7th Degree black belt in Karatedo in May 1997, his 6th degree black belt in Judo and Jujitsu in May 1997, and also holds a 3rd degree black belt in Iaido. He is an International Official with the World Karate Federation and coaches the USA Karate Team. Jarrett Shihan-Dai is a professional martial arts instructor, heading the USA Martial Arts/Aikido Association headquarters in St. Albans and teaches numerous classes and seminars throughout North America and Europe.
Banshinkan Dojo (Guard the Mind Place)
148 1/2 West 2nd St., Weston, West Virginia, USA 26452
Bill King Renshi began Aikido in 1985. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt by Blok Shihan in September 2002 and was awarded teaching title of Renshi(senior instructor). In addition, he holds the rank of 6th degree black belt in Karate and Tae Kwan Do, 2nd degree black belt in Judo and Jujitsu and 2nd degree black belt in Iaido and Kobudo. He is the senior instructor and director at the Banshinkan Dojo and is employed as a school teacher.
1620-E Locust Ave., Fairmont, West Virginia, USA 26554
Phone: (304) 367-9800 * (304) 367-1851
Web Site: www.kamikazeusa.com
Osborne Renshi began his Aikido training in 1992 in Weston, West Virginia. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt in September 2002 and awarded the title of Renshi(senior instructor) by Shihan Blok. He has also ranked in Karate is a partner in a martial arts supply company. He has two schools where he teaches Aikido and Karate with his main school being the Chishinkan. Osborne Renshi also holds a business degree from Fairmont State College, W.V.
213 Main St. - Upper, Bridgeport, Ohio, USA 43912
Phone: (614) 635-1551 or (304) 233-2952
Szerszen Sensei began his Japanese Karate, Judo, and Aikido training in the mid-1980's under the direction of Jarrett Shihan, USA Martial Arts Federation. He was licensed to teach Aikido by the Aikido Association of America in 1990 and received his 2nd degree black belt in Aikido in 1996. Szerszen Sensei received his 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do Karate in 1994, and has trained several local, state, and national karate champions. Szerszen Sensei's martial arts experience also includes training in Tai Chi, Iaido and he is a Life Member of the United States Judo Association. He is the owner and senior instructor at the Shinjinkan Dojo in Bridgeport, Ohio and received his 3rd degree black belt in Aikido in October 1998 from Blok Shihan and the Chudokai Aikido Federation. Szerszen Sensei holds a degree in Engineering and is employed in the steel industry.
Retsushinkan Dojo (Fierce Mind Place)
645 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham, Alabama, USA 35226
Phone: (205) 822-1671
Renshi Bushnell's interest in martial arts was sparked while serving as a Sea Bee in Viet Nam during the 60's. His first formal study was with Master Yang Moon of New Orleans, Louisiana where he received his Tae Kwon Do black belt. After relocating to Alabama in 1982, Bushnell Renshi opened Bluff Park Tae Kwon Do teaching the Cha Yon Ryu style. Under the direction of Jarrett Shihan, USA Martial Arts Federation, he began his study of Japanese Karate and Aikido. Bushnell Rensei was granted instructor certification and licensed to teach Aikido in the state of Alabama by Fumio Toyoda Shihan (deceased), Aikido Association of America (AAA) in 1993 and was subsequently granted a license to teach by Kevin Blok Shihan, Chudokai Aikido Federation International (CAFI). Bushnell Rensei received his 4th degree black belt in Aikido in September 2002 and his 6th degree black belt in Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do and Karate in March 1999. He is also a black belt in Judo and Iaido.
74 River Run Road, Childersburg, Alabama, USA 35044
Phone: (256) 378-4849
Miller Sensei began studying Aikido with Bushnell Renshi at the Retsushinkan Dojo of Birmingham, Alabama in May 1996. Miller Sensei's teaching includes fundamentals from both major world Aikido systems or styles, the Aikikai and the Yoshinkai. He was promoted to 2nd degree black belt in September 2001. In addition to his head instructor position in Childersburg, Miller Sensei remains an instructor at the Retsushinkan Dojo.
Teishinkan (Pure/Steadfast Spirit Place)
403 Walker Way, Pelham, Alabama, USA 35124
Phone: (205) 585-7993
Tim Morgan – 2nd Dan
Meishinkan Dojo (Bright Truth Place)
821 Shadyside Street, Lehigh, Florida, USA, 33936
Phone: (941) 281-9991
Fax: (702) 442-6645
Reach Sensei began his martial arts training in 1990 with Bushnell Renshi (Retsushinkan Dojo). He was awarded his 2nd Degree black belt in Aikido in April 2002 by Blok Shihan and the Chudokai Aikido Federation International. Currently he is the Dojo Cho at the Meishinkan. Reach Sensei continues his studies with Bushnell Renshi and the USA Martial Arts Federation holding a 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do and Karate-do and mudansha rank in Kempo, Judo and Iaido. He is a professional martial arts instructor.
Aikan Dojo (Harmony Place)
3700 Bellinger Lane #57, Medford, Oregon 97501 USA
Fox Renshi began Aikido in 1981 and graduated from instructor's courses under both Takashi Kushida Sensei (20 months) and Blok Shihan (37 months). He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry serving in Vietnam and achieved the rank of Sgt. E-5. He is an Advanced Instructor with "On Guard Control and Defense Tactics Training Systems". He worked with "Save Our Sons & Daughters" in Detroit, Michigan conducting Non-Violent Resolution of Conflict seminars. Fox Renshi has also assisted Blok Shihan with defense tactics courses at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa for the R.C.M.P and with security administration classes at St. Clair College in Windsor. In addition he founded the Aikan Dojo in Detroit MI in 1985 and relocated it to Oregon in 1994. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt and awarded the title of Renshi (senior instructor) by Blok Shihan in July 1998 and holds an international teaching license from Japan. Fox Renshi is a professional Aikido Instructor teaching at schools in Medford and Ashland Oregon.
Robin Noll Sensei began Aikido training in October of 1994 at the Aikan Dojo of Aikido Yoshinkai, where she was promoted to 2nd degree black belt by Fox Renshi. She was promoted to 3rd degree black belt at Aikido of Ashland, in November 2002 by Blok Shihan and Fox Renshi. She now teaches adult, basic Aikido at Aikido of Ashland, an Aikikai dojo. She also teaches adult and youth, basic and intermediate aikido classes for the Aikan Dojo when needed. She is a graduate of the On Guard Self Control and Defensive Tactics training programs basic course. She is currently a self-employed artist with her own wholesale catalog of spiritual sculptures.
Kevin Wood Sensei began Aikido training in September of 1996 at the Aikan Dojo of Aikido Yoshinkai, where he was promoted to 2nd degree black belt in June of 2003 by Fox Renshi and Blok Shihan. He is a graduate of basic On Guard Control and Defensive Tactics Training and currently teaches adult, basic and intermediate, Aikido classes for the Aikan Dojo when needed. Except for two years in the U.S. Army, Wood Sensei has lived in Southern Oregon where he hikes, cross-country skis and does genealogy as a hobby. He is currently employed as an Information Systems Specialist.
Andy Davis Sensei began Aikido training in October of 1996 at the Aikan Dojo of Aikido Yoshinkai, where he was promoted to 1st degree black belt in February of 2000 by Fox Renshi. He holds Basic Instructor Certifications for Yoshinkai Aikido and for On-Guard Control and Defensive Tactics Training Programs. He is currently employed as a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy.
Jeff Hanson Sensei began Aikido in March 1999 at the Aikan Dojo of Aikido Yoshinkai, where he was promoted to 1st degree black belt by Blok Shihan and Fox Renshi in June of 2002. He holds Basic Instructor Certifications for Yoshinkai Aikido and for On-Guard Control and Defensive Tactics Training. He currently teaches adult and youth Aikido classes for the Aikan Dojo when needed. He is currently employed as a carpenter and his hobbies and interests include camping, backpacking and fishing.
Renshinkan Dojo (Refine/Polish the Spirit Place)
YMCA, 1155 Court Street, Redding, California, USA, 96001
Phone: (530) 246-0122 Fax: (530) 246-0132
Tucker Sensei began his martial arts training in 1986, studying Kendo, Kung Fu and Iaido. He began Aikido and Aikijutsu studies in 1989 in Tacoma, Washington and was promoted to Sandan in August 1998 by Fujiko Gardner Sensei. He was promoted to Yondan in June of 2002 by Bernie Lau Sensei. Besides teaching Aiki arts he also studies Arnis. Tucker Sensei holds a degree in Business Administration, a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate. He retired as a US court executive in 1995 and has since been practicing law as an attorney, specializing in business law and civil litigation.
Jinshinkan Dojo (Compassionate Spirit Place)
22 Fitzwatertown Road, C-1, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, 19090
Tel: (215) 830-9921
Web Page: http://www.aikidousa.com
Gellert Sensei began her study of Yoshinkan Aikido in 1987 under Yukio Utada Sensei in Philadelphia, Pa. She later studied Kokikai Aikido under founder Shuji Maruyama Sensei for a five year period. She received her 2nd degree black belt in September 2000 from Blok Shihan. She is the creator and director of Aikido USA INC. and Safely Yours (safety seminars). Gellert Sensei teaches Aikido at 3 locations - Ardsley Community Center, the Abington YMCA and the Family Fun Gymnastics Center, all in the Philadelphia area. She is employed as a dental assistant but is working towards becoming a professional Aikido instructor.
Goshinkan Dojo (Enlightened Mind Place)
P.O. Box 6651, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, USA, 00960
Phone: (787) 568-8854 or (787) 780-6977
Iris Ruiz Sensei began her Aikido training in 1988 under Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan and the US Aikido Federation. She later studied San Yama Bushi Ryu Ju-Jutsu under Jose Negron Sensei. She began studying Aikido in Chicago under Fumio Toyoda Shihan in 1993 and there met Kevin Blok Shihan. She opened an Aikido dojo in July 1993 in Puerto Rico. In July 2001 Ruiz Sensei joined the Chudokai Aikido Federation International to further her Aikido study. She was promoted to Meiyo Sandan in August 2002 by Blok Shihan. Ruiz Sensei also holds bachelor degrees in biology and special education. She is currently employed as a high school teacher and works in a rehabilitation and educational center for students with impairments.
Urb. Rio Hondo IV, Prado St., D.I. 9, Calle Prado, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, USA, 00961
Phone: (787) 784-2242
Cordova Sensei began Aikido training in 1995 under Iris Ruiz Sensei (Goshinkan Aikido Dojo) in Puerto Rico. He was promoted to 1st degree black belt in July 2002 by Blok Shihan. Cordova Sensei teaches children, youth and adult Aikido classes at the Tokushinkan Dojo. He currently is employed as a specialist in electronic banking for an international bank.