Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai January 21st, 2021

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on January 21st, 2021 for registration of  dan rank.

 

 

Shodan

  • Matthew Addison – Pinellas County Aikikai
  • Michael Carbone – Aikido of Central New York
  • Johnny Cicirello – Myoho Aikido Vermont
  • Mary Dickens – Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • Salvatore Donato – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Adbellatif Fqihi – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Emiko Yoshia Frye – Pasadena Aikikai
  • Ludmilla Pavlova Gillham – Valley Aikido
  • Wesley Hartman – Maru Aikikai South
  • Max Hyatt – Maru Aikikai South
  • William Johnson – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Eva LaDow – Aikido of Dallas
  • Karen Lane – Brevard Aikikai
  • Daniel Lapare – Aikido de la Montagne
  • DJ Macintyre – Ottawa Aikido Center
  • Daniel Malarik – Aikido of Central New York
  • Christopher Manz – Valley Aikido
  • Yuki Nakashima – Ottawa Aikikai
  • Adam Nicholson – Sangamon Aikikai
  • Michael Reese – Aikido of Dallas
  • David Todt – Fairfield Iowa Aikikai

Nidan

  • Anthony Bentley – Springfield Aikido Club
  • Peter Discenza – Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • David Goldberger – Two Rivers Aikikai
  • April Hersey – Two Rivers Aikikai
  • James Jacenich – Staunton Aikikai
  • Jennifer Key – Two Rivers Aikikai
  • Kimberly Koenig – Woodstock Aikido
  • Alon Koppel – Woodstock Aikido
  • Lance Luria – Springfield Aikido Club
  • Rachel Narowlansky – Notting Hill Aikikai

Sandan

  • Javier Calduch – Florida Aikikai
  • Diana Edenburg – Florida Aikikai
  • Joseph Giardina – Aikido of Westchester
  • Anne Chu Liao – Newport Beach Aikikai
  • Teri Pierson – Two Rivers Aikikai
  • David Plock – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Dmitry Pozdnyakov – Woodstock Aikido
  • Monica Sasaki – Florida Aikikai
  • Violet Snow – Woodstock Aikido
  • Phi Tong – Palm Beach Aikikai

Yondan

  • Denis Betournay – McGill Aikido
  • Nikolay Grozdanov – Florida Aikikai
  • Robert LaPalme – Valley  Aikido
  • Dale Mankin – El Paso Aikikai
  • Jerome Mercier – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Michael Nedostupenko – Florida Aikikai
  • Andrew Obeidy – Florida Aikikai
  • Victor Ortiz – Florida Aikikai
  • Charn Pennewaert – Newport Beach Aikikai
  • Jacques Pharand – McGill Aikido
  • Robert Pitts – Mt Pleasant Aikido
  • Nicholas Ross – Woodstock Aikido

2021 New Year’s Promotions By Recommendations

The following list comprises the 2021 New Year’s promotions by recommendation for 5th, 6th and 7th dan, and Shihan. Congratulations to all! 

The recently posted list by Aikikai can be found here: Click Here

Godan 

  • Kenneth Cadogan – Aikido of Chester County
  • Aaron Cass – Portsmouth Aikido
  • Jorge Del Castillo – Florida Aikikai
  • Robert Lewis Clark – Kitsap Aikido
  • Larry DeCarmine – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Neal Earhart – Aikido of Westchester
  • Graham Fraser – Mount Saint Vincent Aikikai
  • Arnold Gentile – Albany Aikido
  • Michael Hannoyer – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Daniel Hayes – Chushin Aikikai
  • Victor Hung – Aikido of Colorado
  • Alan Jackson – Mt Pleasant Aikido
  • Raymond Kohl –  Midwest Aikido Center
  • Wendy Rusch Kopka – Midwest Aikido Center
  • Chris Mills – Island Aikido
  • Octavia (Tabi) Pereyra – Florida Aikikai
  • Keith Pray – Albany Aikido
  • Gustavo Rearte – South Bay Aikikai
  • Benjamin Silver – Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • James Sinnott – Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Donald Slater – Georgia Southern University Aikido Club

Rokudan 

  • Timothy Antrim – Southside Aikido
  • Ty Barker – Portland Aikikai
  • Robert Crowell – Knoxville Aikikai
  • Ray Feliciano – Pasadena Aikikai
  • Bryan Golden – Woodstock Aikido
  • Jack Hayes – Aikido Cedar Rapids
  • Sharon Henn-Kanai – New England Aikikai
  • Alesia Kunz – San Francisco Aikikai
  • Ralph Legnini – Woodstock Aikido
  • Michael Martin – Capitol Hill Aikikai
  • William McLuskie – Water Oak Aikikai
  • Lynne Morrison – Florida Aikikai
  • Charles Renner – Springfield Aikido Club
  • Jayne Thompson – Aikido Cedar Rapids
  • Joseph Verville – San Francisco Aikikai
  • Robert Ward – Aikido of Prescott
  • Kenneth Yamazaki – New York Eastside Aikikai

Nanadan

  • Penny Bernath – Florida Aikikai
  • David Birt – Davis Aikikai
  • Yukiko Katagiri – Cornell Aikido Club
  • Steven Kaufmann – Open Sky Aikikai
  • Grady Lane – Brevard Aikikai
  • Larry Levitt – Valley Aikido
  • Joseph Nemeth – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Collins Smith – Bermuda Aikikai
  • William Xavier Staub – Waianae Coast Aikido
  • Geraldine Louise Tremblay Waianae Coast Aikido
  • Richard Wagener – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Frank Wong Loi Sing – Aikido Curacao

Shihan

  • Damon Apodaca – Santa Fe Budokan
  • Patrick Hardesty – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Alicia Cordero Hardesty – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Stephan Jesberger – Mohawk Valley Aikido
  • Brian Mizerak – Woodstock Aikido
  • Daniel Palmer  – Asheville Aikikai
  • Gail Skinner – Aikido of the Canyon Lands

Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai June 5th, 2020

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on June 5th, 2020 for registration of  dan rank

 

 

Shodan

  • Daniel Barrett – Aikido of Northampton
  • Bobby Bissram – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Miles Black – Miami Aikikai
  • Torrence Fossland – Litchfield Hills Aikikai
  • John Freund – Aikido of Charlotte
  • Daryl Hodges – Portland Aikikai
  • Andre Jacobs – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Jesse Martin – Miami Aikikai
  • Yosvani Montelongo – Miami Aikikai
  • James Plunkett – Aikido of Charlotte
  • Joan Prives – Center Island Aikido
  • Eric Rodriguez – Miami Aikikai
  • Emmanuel Rueda – Miami Aikikai
  • Chris Swan – Portland Aikikai
  • William Zezelic – Center Island Aikido

Nidan

  • Gustavo Colon – Aikido Chiheisen
  • Daniel Francoeur – Ottawa Aikido Center
  • Kiley Haftorson – Alamo Area Aikikai
  • Claudio Lopez – Florida Aikikai
  • Michael Lynch – Kenosha Aikikai

Sandan

  • Robert Humphreys – Allegheny College Aikikai
  • James Hyde – Aikido of Charlotte
  • Alan Smith – Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Scott Stein – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Takumi Suzuki – Portland Aikikai

Yondan

  • Jerry DeWees – Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Stephen Miller – Kenosha Aikikai

Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai December 19th, 2019

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on December 19th, 2019 for registration of  dan rank

 

 

Shodan

  • Yukihasa Aokusa – Southland Aikido
  • Luna Beller – Tadiar – New York Aikikai
  • Paul Burt – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Ilya Chuykin – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Elizabeth Deerkoski – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Adam Dodway – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Victor Eng – New York Aikikai
  • Dennis Garcia, Jr. – Miami Aikikai
  • Eric Giroux – Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Israel Gonzalez – Miami Aikikai
  • Gladys Hernandez – Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Stephen Hlawaty – Aikido of Colorado
  • Anna Ito – Southland Aikido
  • Doug Johnstone – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Laurie Lee – New York Aikikai
  • Raymond Lefebvre – Portsmouth Aikido
  • Keith McGuire – Martha’s Vineyard Aikido Club
  • Dale Miller – Aikido of Red Bank
  • David Morris – Austin Aikikai
  • Shawn Rhodes – Pinellas County Aikikai
  • Joseph Vella – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Marissa Wites – Florida Aikikai

Nidan

  • Anthony Breda – Heaven and Earth Aikido
  • Jesus Camaraza – Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Frank Campione – New York Aikikai
  • Robert Conroy – New York Aikikai
  • Eric Fernandez – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Ricardo Manzo – Florida Aikikai
  • Yaron Nahum – New York Aikikai
  • Mark Pit – Florida Aikikai
  • David Poulicakos – Portland Aikido
  • Omar Ruego – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Phillip Sellers – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Annie Small – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Elizabeth Stevens – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Spencer Sweeney – New York Aikikai
  • George Walden – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Jonathan Wilde – New York Aikikai
  • Darius Wilkerson – Florida Aikikai
  • Kristina Wollschlaeger – Aikido of Park Slope

Sandan

  • Paul Alexander – New York Aikikai
  • Jonathan Beller – New York Aikikai
  • Margaret Bower – Water’s Edge Aikikai
  • William Bresniham – Florida Aikikai
  • James Curcurato – New York Aikikai
  • Eric Dunlap – Aikido of Park Slope
  • Peter Greig – Southern Maryland Aikikai
  • James Kanze – Hoboken Aikikai
  • Richard Lookshin – Florida Aikikai
  • Gary McIntosh – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • John Murdoch II – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Jaeouk Ok – New York Aikikai
  • Cosjun Pabua – New York Aikikai
  • Gene Sowles – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Nerferti Tadiar – New York Aikikai
  • Marie Torrecampo – Long Beach Island Aikikai
  • Calderon Wellington – Florida Aikikai

Yondan

  • E. Lee Alexander – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Andres Almosny – Florida Aikikai
  • Cristina Costanzo – Florida Aikikai
  • Lynne Crystal – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Alan Fishbone – New York Aikikai
  • Michael Fitzpatrick – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Keith Lit – Florida Aikikai
  • Edward Manalang – Aikido of Nassau County
  • John J Montes – New York Aikikai
  • Zachariah Nobel – Portsmouth Aikido
  • Pat Patton – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Andres Zoldo – Nations Aikikai

New Year’s Recommendations 2020

The following list comprises the 2020 New Year’s recommendations for 5th dan and above, and Shihan.

 

The recently posted list on Aikikai Foundation’s website can be found here: Kagami Biraki Grading 2020

Godan 

  • Penny Armitage – Austin Aikikai
  • Gene Batan – Aikido of Fairfield County
  • Christopher Ednie – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Kevin Farrell – Woodstock Aikido
  • Maurits Filet – Florida Aikikai
  • Kali Hewitt-Blackie – Regent Park Community Aikido
  • Alan Gay – Savannah Aikikai
  • Ronald Houle – Portland Aikido
  • Jordan Jordanov – Aikido of New Orleans
  • David Kedney – Midwest Aikido Center
  • Joel Leffert – Woodstock Aikido
  • Anthea Pascaris – Notting Hill Aikikai
  • Jonathan Weiner – Aikido of Charlotte
  • Brian Weidman – Aikido of San Antonio

Rokudan 

  • Lynn Marshall – Two Rivers Aikikai
  • Mohamed Mounji – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Richard Nardi – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Eugene Nelson – Florida Aikikai
  • Andrew Newton – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Marie Numata – Princeton Aikikai
  • Edward Stearns – Aikido Center of Atlanta

Nanadan 

  • Masashi Numata – Princeton Aikikai

Shihan

  • Spiros Koyanis – Two River Aikikai
  • Masashi Numata – Princeton Aikikai

 

Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai October 2nd, 2019

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on October 2nd, 2019 for registration of  dan rank

 

 

Shodan

  • Michael Villacin – Aikido North Jersey
  • Joseph Cayea – Aikido of Central New York
  • Stuart Plymesser – Aikido of Central New York
  • Jason Neumann – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Geoffrey Yee – Aikido of Ramapo Valley
  • Susannah Wolk Rodriguez – Albany Aikido
  • Richard Chong – Albany Aikido
  • Tamera Bowcutt – Heaven and Earth Aikido
  • John Hite – Hoboken Aikikai
  • Svetlena Medvedeva – Midwest Aikido Center
  • Michael Paus – New York Eastside Aikikai
  • Rodney Landis – Old City Aikido
  • Robert Gilbride – Old City Aikido
  • John Wes Green – Old City Aikido
  • Gregory Barton – Plano Aikido Center
  • Audrey Therese Uy – Skylands Aikikai
  • David Szyszka – Woodstock Aikido
  • Adam Montan – Twin Cities Aikido Center

Nidan

  • Adonis Villarosa – Aikido North Jersey
  • Michael Hanson – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Dmitry Shimelfarb – Aikido of Ramapo Valley
  • Ken Sato – Aikido of Westchester

Sandan

  • Ramin Miri – Aikido de la Montagne
  • John Graham – Aikido of Fairfield County
  • Sau Yan Yee – Aikido of Ramapo Valley
  • Yoshikazu Hirano – Aikido of Westchester
  • Mario De Marco – Lake County Aikikai
  • Herman Rodriguez – Lake County Aikikai
  • Andrew Benioff – Old City Aikido
  • Mark Ahlquist – Vineland Aikikai

Yondan

  • Kim Johnston – New York Eastside Aikikai
  • Mike Cipra – Twin Cities Aikido Center

Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai June 28th, 2019

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on June 28th, 2019 for registration of  dan rank

 

 

Shodan

  • Daniel Sinnott – Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Martha Cox – Aikido of Austin
  • James Woodruff – Aikido of Austin
  • Laura Domitz – Aikido of Austin
  • Denman Netherland – Aikido of Austin
  • Fernando de Castro Granato – Aikido of Central New York
  • Danielle Pecor – Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Ellen Wallin – Aikido of Northampton
  • Corey Zorn – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Bradley Walstron – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Kenton McCarthy – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Dan Burman – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Jeffrey Padilla – Aikido of Westchester
  • Reginald Williams – Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • Agnes Kamasi – Harvard Aikikai
  • Alexsandr Pushnin – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Alexander Martyn – Lake County Aikikai
  • Joanne Balkaran – Lake County Aikikai
  • Louise Potvin – McGill Aikido
  • Raymond Yuan – McGill Aikido
  • Florent Ongenae – McGill Aikido
  • David Perra – Monadnock Aikikai
  • Ileana Patti – Northern Virginia Aikikai
  • Alexander Gil – Ottawa Aikido Center
  • Sean Lent – Portland Aikido
  • Lawrence Trutter – Sangamon Aikikai
  • Veronica Schmiedeskamp – Seattle Aikikai
  • Ryan Mueller – Shodokan
  • Patricio Jeraldo – Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Svetlana Drobyshevskaya – Newport Beach Aikikai
  • Farah Marasigan – Aikikai of Philadelphia
  • Barbara Craig – Aikikai of Philadelphia

Nidan

  • Rodolfo Rojas – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Mahmoud Belkacemi – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Mark McDonald – Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • John Wozniewski – Aikido of Dallas
  • Paul Michael Jones – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Jen Guerra – Aikido of Westchester
  • John Trawa – Boston Aikikai
  • Aaron Hunter – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Vernon Williams – Lake County Aikikai
  • Amy Hyatt – Monadnock Aikikai
  • John Powers – Lunenburg Aikikai

Sandan

  • Karim Rholem – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Chris Farnham – Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Mark Heuer – Aikido of Dallas
  • Iver Christopher – Iowa City Aikikai
  • Bryan Coffie – Aikido Aruba
  • Marilene Gelinas – Monteregie Aikikai
  • Marianne Kobbe – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Aberlardo Cuevas – Aikido of Nassau County

Yondan

  • Jack Tran – Greater Hartford Aikikai
  • Leonard Scott Brown – Aikido of Dallas
  • Antonio Terrone – Evanston Aikido

Dan Promotion Applications Mailed to Aikikai April 15th, 2019

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo on April 15th, 2019 for registration of  dan rank

 

 

Shodan

  • Daniiar Akmatov – Open Sky Aikikai
  • Lori Basiewicz – Sangamon
  • Derrick Doose – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Alice Fairfield – Greater Hartford Aikikai
  • Matthew Ladenheim – Aikido of Charlotte
  • Roberto Montemayor – Aikido of Houston
  • Brian Nicholson – Lunenburg Aikikai
  • Douglas Pickard – Greater Hartford Aikikai
  • Matthew Weldin – Seattle Aikikai
  • Benjamin Wood – Open Sky Aikikai

Nidan

  • Judith Csiky – Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • Stephanie Curnoe – Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Paolo Andrea Dalla Fina – Notting Hill Aikikai
  • Sean Gallagher – Open Sky Aikikai
  • Fatima Hayes – Chushin Aikikai
  • Danielle Hyatt – Seattle Aikikai
  • Francisco Ibarra – Aikido of Houston
  • May Lane – Woodstock Aikido
  • Thomas Lee – Seattle Aikikai
  • Chad Lindsay – Chushin Aikikai
  • Gary Miller – Finger Lakes Aikido
  • David Oskardmay – Open Sky Aikikai
  • Amanda Page – Seattle Aikikai
  • Colleen Pattillo – Seattle Aikikai
  • Colette Phillips – Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Mahika Rangnekar – Seattle Aikikai
  • Matthew Unger – Skylands Aikikai
  • Charlie Wilson – Lunenburg Aikikai
  • Tom Worsnopp – Aikido of Park Slope

Sandan

  • Stanley Mitchell – Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta

Yondan

  • Peter Aldrich – Bermuda Aikikai
  • David Becker – Seattle Aikikai
  • Andrew DePippo – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Rejean Gauthier – Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • John Manderson – Bermuda Aikikai
  • David Pena – Albany Aikido

Dan Promotions Mailed to Aikikai August 19th – December 31st, 2018

Test applications mailed to Aikikai Hombu Dojo between August 19th 2018 and December 31st, 2018 (some listings represent applications prior to Hombu approval)

 

 

Shodan

  • Eric Anderson – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Jonath Bengston – Aikido of Dallas
  • Steven Bickers – Central Illinois Aikikai
  • Keith Braddy – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Jeffrey Chi – New York Aikikai
  • Yew Choo – Aikido of Dallas
  • William Crupi – Florida Aikido Center
  • Hussein Daaboul – Aikido of Dallas
  • Alex Demic – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Sarah Dutton – Water Oak Aikikai
  • Steven Evans – Peachtree Aikikai
  • Avon Harrie – Nations Aikikai
  • Peter Hennes – Aikido of Westchester
  • Michael Holt – Aikido North Jersey
  • Donovan Ingram – Aikido of Dallas
  • Nicholas Katzenberger – Aikido of Red Bank
  • Julia Khavich – Princeton Aikikai
  • Elias Kort – Aikido of Raritan Valley
  • Michael Lambert – Florida Aikikai
  • Anastasia Levie-Sprick – Peachtree Aikikai
  • Elena London – Hoboken Aikikai
  • Theresa Lynch – Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Paula Marcet – Peachtree Aikikai
  • John Paul Marsten – Peachtree Aikikai
  • Fulvio Mateo – New York Aikikai
  • Madhu Pradhan – Central Illinois Aikikai
  • Bruce Profsky – Aikido of Park Slope
  • Gil Rech – Aikido of Houston
  • Sean Robertson – New York Aikikai
  • Angel Rodriguez – Princeton Aikikai
  • Joseph Salerno – Aikido of Westchester
  • Ira Schwart – Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Taehiko Serai – Aikido of Westchester
  • Michael Shane – Bushwick Aikido
  • Brian Smith – Aikido of Amherst
  • Anthony Sowanski – Aikido of Raritan Valley
  • Phillip Tenaglia – Princeton Aikikai
  • John Thompson – Aikido of Denton
  • Manuel Trejo – Miami Aikikai

Nidan

  • Reynaldo Abreu – Miami Aikikai
  • Jozaghi Mohammad Ali – Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Cary Bakker – Florida Aikikai
  • Knut Bauer – Central Illinois Aikikai
  • David Beebe – Framingham Aikikai
  • Paul Boccia – Aikido of Westchester
  • Patricia Brosnan – Aikido of Westchester
  • LeAnne Browning – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Luis Caceres – Aikido de la Montagne
  • Philip Cappelo – New York Aikikai
  • Bradford Edwards – Florida Aikikai
  • Anna Gallagher – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Parviz Ghahramani – Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Susan Hauser – Austin Aikikai
  • Daniel Herak – Florida Aikikai
  • David Hernandez – Aikido of Nassau County
  • Marla Lender – Summit View Aikido
  • Robert Macpherson – Florida Aikikai
  • Jason Marrero – New York Aikikai
  • Estelle Ostro – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Srinivasan Pillaipakkam – Nations Aikikai
  • Christian Rauh – Florida Aikikai
  • Michael Schumacher – Pax River Aikikai
  • Mitsuko Spruell – Peachtree Aikikai
  • Jeffrey Stueve 0 Nations Aikikai
  • Christopher Torres – Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Douglas Willcox – Portsmouth Aikido
  • Derek Wilson – New York Aikikai

Sandan

  • Robert Allen – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Mark Broderick – Peachtree Aikikai
  • Carlos Del Pino – Gold Coast Aikikai
  • John Duke – Southernmost Aikikai
  • Christopher Hawke – Litchfield Hills Aikikai
  • Sachiyo Hotta – Aikido of Westchester
  • Ignacio Mena – NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Marcos Menendez – Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Alexander Milton – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Alfred Pittman – Aikido Center of Jacksonville
  • Thomas Reynolds – Framingham Aikikai
  • Christian Rodriguez – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Dale Roznowski – Aikido of Hernando County
  • Patrick Scott – New York Aikikai
  • Lev Shakhtmeyster – New York Aikikai
  • Stephanie Spiller – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  •  Jean-Marc Walker – Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Joseph Zinnes – Skylands Aikikai

Yondan

  • Lawrence Aarons – New York Aikikai
  • David Cody – Aikido of New Orleans
  • Anthony Thomas Di Bartolo – Aikido of Nassau County
  • James Gavin – Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Ivan Guerra – Aikido of Westchester
  • Peter Gundy – Aikido of Westchester
  • Reynold Holt – New York Aikikai
  • Oscar Ortega Izquierdo – Pinellas County Aikido
  • Linna Lee – New York Aikikai
  • Andy Madrid – New York Aikikai
  • Glenn Murray – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Bob Riester – Florida Aikikai
  • Linda Robbins – New York Aikikai
  • Vidhya Rojanavongse – New York Aikikai
  • Richard Sarris – Long Island Aikikai
  • Ra’kaa Shabaka – New York Aikikai
  • Scott Shaw – Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • Gleb Shumyatsky – New York Aikikai
  • Charles Wood – Aikido of Nassau County

New Year’s Recommendations 1-1-2019

The following list comprises the 2019 New Year’s recommendations for 5th dan and above, and Shihan.

 

The recently posted list on Aikikai Foundation’s website can be found here: Kagami Biraki Grading 2019

Godan 

  • David Babcock – New York Aikikai
  • Steve Bandy – Aikido of Dallas
  • Luis Cataldi – Raleigh Aikikai
  • John Chiarolanzio – Aikido of New Paltz
  • Shawn Dansby – Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Alberto De La Pena – Aikido of Dallas
  • Brian Ericksen – Heaven and Earth Aikido
  • Laura Gabbe – Aikido of Park Slope
  • Jamal Granick – Aikido of Park Slope
  • Michael Grover – Florida Aikikai
  • Jean Laplante – Aikikai de l’Universite Laval
  • Joshua Layton – Monteregie Aikikai
  • Janet Lowe – Florida Aikikai
  • Meipo Martin – Capital Hill Aikikai
  • Charles Oaks – Aikido of Dallas
  • John O’Connor – Long Island Aikikai
  • Martin Perez – Toronto Aikikai
  • Thanh Vinh Pham – Aikido de la Montagne
  • John Porter – Aikikai of Philadelphia
  • Mark Reichert – Cornell Aikido Club
  • Ahmed Rhando – Aikido School of Maghreb
  • Mary Dee Seabolt – Aikido Center of Jacksonville
  • Alexander Sorisky – Ottawa Aikikai
  • William Stairs – Ottawa Aikikai
  • John Thompson – Aikido of Denton
  • Paul Tigh – Aikido of Dallas
  • Robert Vichnis – Aikido of Park Slope

Rokudan 

  • Thomas Berry – Aikido of Ashland
  • Fabio Chirinos – Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Cong Nguyen – Summit View Aikido
  • Jonathan Reid – Aikido of Central New York
  • Edward Schechtman – Center Island Aikido
  • Jose Maxcen Soriana – PAPA Aikido Michigan
  • Kevin Templer – Aikido of San Antonio
  • Christine Wong – Aikido of Santa Barbara

Nanadan 

  • Douglas Firestone – Aikido of Westchester
  • George Kennedy – Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • TK Lee – Aikido of Houston
  • Charles McGinnis – Aikido fo Cincinnati
  • Joel Posluns – North Vancouver Aikikai
  • Yoko Okamoto – Aikido Kyoto, Japan (a non-USAF dojo, but promoted by Yamada Sensei)

Shihan

  • Eugene Abarrategui – Aikido de la Montagne

 

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