USAF Fukushidoin


              USAF Fukushidoin

                (updated 6/30/2015)

 

 

 

  • Jerry Akel, Aikido Center of Jacksonville
  • E. Lee Alexander, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Heath Atchley, Aikido of Amherst
  • Maite Azcoitia, Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Leslie Babish, Aikido North Jersey
  • James Babor, City Aikido and Swordsmanship of Los Angeles
  • Carlos Bartolomei, Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Rachel Renee Bean, Chushin Center Aikido
  • C. Barry Benjamin, Aikido of South West Florida
  • Kevin Bennett, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • Robert Bergman, Naka Ima Aikikai
  • Nancy Birdsong, Aikido of Austin
  • Gabriel Bixel, Aiki Muenster
  • Gina Boccolucci, Florida Aikido Center
  • Margaret Bower, Water’s Edge Aikikai
  • Karl Brenneman, Monadnock Aikikai
  • Normand Brodeur, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • Jesse Brown, Naka Ima Aikikai
  • Nathan Burd, Aikido of Prescott
  • Christy Calder, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Louis Caron, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Luis Eduardo Carrasco, Raleigh Aikikai
  • Jason Carter, Newport Beach Aikikai
  • Aaron Cass, Portsmouth Aikido
  • Dolita Cathcart, Harvard Aikido Club
  • Dave Childers, North Coast Aikikai
  • Karen Clark, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Robert Clark, Kitsap Aikido
  • David Cody, Aikido of New Orleans
  • Jason Colvard, Water Oak Aikikai
  • Ralph Craig, Mohawk Valley Aikido
  • Lynne Crystal, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Sergio Cuevas, Aikido of Summit
  • Charles Cunningham, Grinnell Aikikai
  • Thomas Davis, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • A. Scott DeJesse, Aikido of Amarillo
  • Albery Delaney, 3rd, Portland Aikido
  • Greg Deutsch, Midwest Aikido Center
  • Jerry Dewees, Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Mario De Marco, Lake County Aikikai
  • Ursula Donnelly, Suffolk Aikikai
  • Matthew Dykeman, North Shore Aikikai
  • Neal Earhart, Aikido of Westchester
  • Christopher Ednie, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Sylvie Firestone, Aikido of Westchester
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Graham Fraser, Mount Saint Vincent Aikikai
  • Georgette Frate-Mikus, North Coast Aikikai
  • Indra Gandy, New York Aikikai
  • David Gardener, Litchfield Hills Aikikai
  • Patrick Gaucher, Rivertide Aikido
  • Rejean Gauthier, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • James Goeman, Aikido of Austin
  • Roger Gonzalez, Florida Aikikai
  • Donna Grant, Southern Maryland Aikido Center
  • Francesco Grieco, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Michael Grover, Sadkane School for Aikido
  • John Hadfield, Diamond State Aikido
  • Gordon Hannah, East End Aikikai
  • Eric Hardenorff, Aikido of Northampton
  • Diana Harris, University of Iowa Aikikai
  • Vincent Hauser, Austin Aikikai
  • Daniel Hayes, Chushin Aikikai
  • Katie Haywood, Open Sky Aikikai
  • David Hill, Ellsworth Aikikai
  • Michael Hornung, Adirondack Aikido
  • Michel Hovan, Granite State Aikido Club
  • Debi Hron, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • John Hughes, Indian River Aikikai
  • Patricio Jaime, Nations Aikikai
  • George Jensen, Jr., Central Arkansas Aikikai
  • Christina Johnson, Orland Aikikai
  • Roderick Johnson, Aikikai of Philadelphia
  • Kim Johnston, NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Steve Jones, Newmarket Aikikai
  • Kevin Kanasaka, New York Aikikai
  • Edward Kardell, Long Beach Island Aikikai
  • David Katz, Aikido of Westchester
  • Peter Kiai, New York Aikikai
  • Lenore Irene Killam, Sangamon Aikikai
  • John Kilpatrick, Okolona Aikido
  • Pascal Kim, New York Aikikai
  • Shawn Kim, Plano Aikido Center
  • Amy Kipp, Harvard Aikido Club
  • Scott Korbylo, Hunterdon Aikikai
  • Robert Kores, Aikido Society of Memphis
  • Eiji Kurashige, Chatham Aikido
  • Barry Kushel, Aikido of Nassau County
  • Penny Landschoot, Austin Aikikai
  • Jean Laplante, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • Joshua Layton, Monteregie Aikikai
  • Dennis Lazarte, City Aikido of Los Angeles
  • Andrew Lee, New York Aikikai
  • Michael Livingston, Center Island Aikido
  • Michael Lum, Aikido of Houston
  • Andy Madrid, New York Aikikai
  • Dino Manca, Naka Ima Aikikai
  • Mario Marquez, Aikido of El Paso
  • Rachel Massey, Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Peter McDade, Shodokan
  • Brenda McLuskie, Water Oak Aikikai
  • Chris Mills, Island Aikido
  • Susan Monroe, Aikido of Cincinnati
  • John J. Montes, New York Aikikai
  • Aaron Muhammad, Aikido School of Southwest Georgia
  • Felicia Munoz, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Angela Murphy, Alamo Heights Aikido
  • James Murray, Suffolk Aikikai
  • Alex Nelson, Two Rivers Aikikai
  • Steve Nelson,  Aikido of Norfolk
  • Phillipe Niemtz, New York Aikikai
  • John O’Connor, Long Island Aikikai
  • Jonathan Olson, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • Sandra Parker, Aikido of Prescott
  • Jason Parsons, Kern River Aikikai
  • Jason Pepe, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Jason Perna, Aikido of Center City
  • Andrew Perry, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Karen Peterson, Aikido of Northampton
  • Stefan Pisocki, Diamond State Aikido
  • John Porter, Vicksburg Aikikai
  • Aaron Poteet, Aikido of Austin
  • Brian Potter, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • Ted Powers, Aiki O-Kami Society
  • Neil Quigley, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Ismael Rangel, Aikido of Austin
  • Mark Reichert, Cornell Aikido Club
  • Chuck Renner, Springfield Aikido Club
  • Herman Rodriguez, Lake County Aikikai
  • Vidhya Rojanovongie, New York Aikikai
  • Kevin Roland,  Northern Virginia Aikikai
  • Herve Rouxel, Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Joseph Roy, Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Rain Sadkane, The Sadkane School of Aikido
  • Juan Sampayo Sarraga, San Juan Aikikai
  • Acxel Saravia, Lenape Aikikai
  • James Shaffer, Long Beach Island Aikikai
  • Garn G. Sherman, Jr., West Georgia Aikikai
  • Edward Shockley, Aikikai of Philadelphia
  • Michael Silverman, Asheville Aikikai
  • Don Slater, Georgia Southern University Aikido Club
  • Tinka Sloss, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Randall Smith, Florida Aikikai
  • John P. Strouss, Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • Janice Taitel, Aikido Center of Dover
  • Michael Terruso, Vineland Aikikai
  • Derrell Thomas, Newark Aikido
  • John Thompson, Aikido of Denton
  • Robert Velez, New York Aikikai
  • Jeffrey Vernis, Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Christopher Walla, Aikido of Houston
  • Jonathan Weiner,  Aikido of Charlotte
  • Ralph Wemberly,  Aikido of Staten Island
  • Bill Whittar, Zanshin Aikido School
  • Claire Widen, Asheville Aikikai
  • Andrew Woods, Open Sky Aikikai
  • Rod Yabut, Southland Aikido
  • Kiyoshi Yasutake, Midwest Aikido Center
  • Yordan Yordanov, Aikido of New Orleans
  • Donald Zdeb, Litchfield Hills Aikikai

Fukushidoin is an assistant teacher certification granted to those who have been a nidan for at least 1 year. The applicant must teach class on a regularly scheduled basis. They may test kyu ranks up to and including 1st Kyu.

In order to apply for Fukushidoin, the applicant must be recommended by either a Fukushidoin, Shidoin or Shihan. The purpose of this title is to grant the Chief Instructor of a dojo the ability to test his or her own students and therefore to promote growth within the dojo. It is not a reward, given solely on the basis of rank, and will not be granted for that purpose. This teaching certification will be awarded only on an as needed basis. The status of all applying and renewing Fukushidoin is subject to review by the Technical Committee.

In order to maintain certification, Fukushidoin must attend one major seminar each year and attend the class for instructors that may be offered at that seminar. In addition, they must attend a second seminar taught by a member of the Technical Committee in the same calendar year.

USAF Shihan


                    USAF Shihan

                 (updated 1/3/2015)

 

 

 

  • Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, New York Aikikai
  • Akira Tohei Shihan, Midwest Aikido Center, In Memoriam
  • Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, New England Aikikai, In Memoriam
  • Sugano Seiichi Shihan, New York Aikikai, In Memoriam
  • Eddie Hagihara Shihan, Long Island Aikikai
  • Harvey Konigsberg Shihan, Woodstock Aikido
  • Claude Berthiaume Shihan, Aikido de la Montagne
  • Peter Bernath Shihan, Florida Aikikai
  • Donovan Waite Shihan, Aikido of Center City
  • Andy Demko Shihan, New Castle Aikikai
  • Robert Zimmermann Shihan, Toronto Aikikai
  • Mike Abrams Shihan, New York Aikikai
  • Steve Pimsler Shihan, New York Aikikai
  • Robert Workoff Shihan, New York Aikikai
  • Rick Stickles Shihan, Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Hal Lehrman Shihan, Aikido of Park Slope
  • Larry Bieri Shihan, Finger Lakes Aikido
  • Ariff Mehter Shihan, Aikido of Cincinnati
  • David Farrell Shihan, Framingham Aikikai
  • David Halprin Shihan, Framingham Aikikai
  • Linda Lee Vecchio Shihan, Aikido of Cleveland
  • Luqman Abdul Hakeem Shihan, Aikido School of Maghreb
  • George Kennedy Shihan, Aikido Centers of Atlanta
  • Bernard Mulligan Shihan, Shodokan
  • Michael Sheahon Shihan, Greater Hartford Aikikai
  • Henry Smith Shihan, Aikikai of Philadelphia
  • Richard Stroud Shihan, MIT Aikido Club
  • 2013:
  • Dermot McDonald Shihan, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Raymond Farinato Shihan, Aikido of Fairfield County
  • Irvin Faust Shihan, Albany Aikido
  • Douglas Firestone Shihan, Aikido of Westchester
  • Charlie McGinnis Shihan, Aikido of Cincinnati
  • Edward Peteroy Shihan, USAF Academy Aikido Club
  • Joel Posluns Shihan, North Vancouver Aikikai
  • Robert Saad Shihan, Aikido de la Montagne
  • Frank Wong Shihan, Aikido Curacao
  • 2014:
  • T.K. Lee Shihan, Aikido of Houston
  • Larry Levitt Shihan, Valley Aikido
  • Dennis Meno Shihan, Suncoast Aikido
  • Joseph Nemeth Shihan, Aikido of Nassau County
  • Gordon Sakamoto Shihan, Northern Virginia Aikikai
  • Peter Tamagni Shihan, Vinland Aikikai
  • Darrell Tangman Shihan, Augusta Aikido Club
  • 2015:
  • Penny Bernath Shihan, Florida Aikikai
  • Barbara Britton Shihan, Framingham Aikikai
  • Sioux Hall Shihan, Harvard Aikikai, In Memoriam
  • Yukiko Katagiri Shihan, Cornell Aikido Club
  • Yoko Okamoto Shihan, Portland Aikikai

USAF Shidoin

 

 

        USAF Shidoin

(updated 6/30/2015)

 

 

  • Nelson Andujar, Nations Aikikai
  • Greg Angus, Naka Ima
  • Tim Antrim, Southside Aikido Club
  • Ramin Arvin, Naka Ima Aikikai
  • Tariq Baig, Florida Aikikai
  • James Baker, Aikido of Norfolk
  • Theodore Banta, Jersey Shore Aikikai
  • Knut Bauer, Central Illinois Aikikai
  • Susanne Beisert, Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Driss Benmoussa, Casablanca Aikikai
  • Philip Berrios, Aikido Chiheisen
  • Thomas Berry, Kyowva Aikikai
  • Jo Birdsong, Aikido of Austin
  • David Birt, Davis Aikikai
  • Calvin Blanchard, Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Fiona Blyth, Boston Aikika
  • Glenn Brooks, Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Paul Buchanan, Aikido of Ty-Co-Lan
  • Skip Chapman, Jersey Shore Aikikai
  • John Chiarolanzio, Aikido of New Paltz
  • Fabio Chirinos, Aikido de la Montagne
  • Anthony Chong, Aikido Curacao
  • Christopher Clark, Portland Aikido
  • James Constable, Lunenburg Aikikai
  • Debra Crampton, New York Aikikai
  • Christopher Crandall, Raleigh Aikikai
  • Jesus Delgado-Arias, Miami Aikikai
  • Andrew L. Demko, New Castle Aikikai
  • Patricia W. Demko, New Castle Aikikai
  • Karen De Paola, Skylands Aikikai
  • Edmund DiMarco, Lake County Aikikai
  • Liz Dinowitz, Monadnock Aikikai
  • Maria Cristina Dumlao, Gold Coast Aikikai
  • Sharon Dominguez,  New York Aikikai
  • Byron Eddy, Litchfield Hills Aikikai
  • Dana Egan,  New York Aikikai
  • Brian Ericksen, Heaven and Earth Aikido
  • Anthony Fiore, Aikido of Chester County
  • Paul Forhan, Aikido of El Paso
  • Julia Freedgood, Valley Aikido
  • Richard Gibbs, Aikido of Houston
  • Paul Glavine, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Walter Gonzalez, Asahi Aikikai New York
  • Larry Graham, Kansas City Aikido School
  • Malory Graham, Puget Sound Aikikai
  • Darrell Grant, Southern Maryland Aikido Center
  • James Graves, City Aikido of Los Angeles
  • Chester Griffin, Long Beach Island Aikikai
  • Vu Xuan Ha, Boston Aikikai
  • Patrick Hardesty, Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Alicia Hardesty-Cordero, Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Motier Haskins, Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • Jack Hayes, Minnesota Aikikai
  • George Hemmings, St. Ives Aiki Dojo
  • Emmanuel Herzog, Florida Aikikai
  • Jeff Hilland, Aikido of Houston
  • Colleen Hogan, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Damir Jamsek, Austin Aikikai
  • Stephen Jesberger, Mohawk Valley Aikido
  • Ayal Joshua, Miami Aikikai
  • James Kahn,  New York Aikikai
  • Steven Kaufman, Open Sky Aikikai
  • Claire Keller, New York Aikikai
  • Spiros Koyanis, Two Rivers Aikikai
  • Salvatore LaCorte, North Coast Aikikai
  • Grady Lane, Brevard Aikikai
  • Rock Lazo, Kenosha Aikikai
  • Paul Linden, Aikido of Columbus
  • Matthias Lynch, Glen Ellyn Aikido Club
  • Dennis Main, Aikido of Charlotte
  • Paul Manogue, Aikido of Raritan Valley/Ren Sei Kan
  • Cliff Marcus, Aikido of Nassau County
  • Lynn Marshall, Two Rivers Aikikai
  • Michael Martin, Capitol Hill Aikikai
  • Todd Martin, Aikido of Northampton
  • Robert Mason, Aikido of Dallas
  • Wayne Massey, El Paso Aikikai
  • Matthew May, Midwest Aikido Center
  • William McLuskie, Water Oak Aikikai
  • Michael McNally, Hoboken Aikikai
  • Yousuf A. Mehter, Aikido of Central New York
  • Karen Meno, Suncoast Aikido
  • Thomas Milucci, Aikido of Fairfield County
  • Deborah Monteleone, Suffolk Aikikai
  • Eugene Monteleone, Suffolk Aikikai
  • Richard Morrison, Center Island Aikido
  • Noel Murphy, Alamo Heights Aikido
  • Junya Nakatsugawa,  New York Aikikai
  • Masako Nakatsugawa, Syracuse Aikido Club
  • Richard Nardi, Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Wassim Nehme, Myoho Aikido Vermont
  • Eugene Nelson, Florida Aikikai
  • Cong Nguyen, Summit View Aikido
  • Kazuho Nishida, City Aikido of Los Angeles
  • David Norton, Pax River Aikikai
  • Jane Ozeki, New York Aikikai
  • Larry Ozenberger, Aikido of New Orleans
  • Daniel Palmer, Asheville Aikikai
  • Michael Patino, Florida Aikikai
  • Laura Jacobs Pavlick, Litchfield Hills Aikikai
  • Arturo Peal, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Gentil Penewaert, Newport Beach Aikikai
  • Ruth Peyser,  New York Aikikai
  • Adam Pilipshen, Long Island Aikikai
  • Benjamin Pincus, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Gustavo Ramos, Miami Aikikai
  • Eliot Rifkin, Miami Aikikai
  • Keith Rosello,  New York Aikikai
  • Saul Rosenberg, Long Island Aikikai
  • David Ross, Aiki Muenster
  • Youssef Sadkane, The Sadkane School for Aikido
  • Samuel Santiago, Aikido Chiheisen
  • Edward Schechtman, Suffolk Institute of Eastern Studies
  • Dee Seabolt, Aikido Center of Jacksonville
  • Tina Shepard, New York Aikikai
  • Sidney Shiba, Aikido of Plano
  • Jeffrey Shimonski, Florida Aikikai
  • James Sinnott, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Gail Harold Skinner, Aikido of the Canyonlands
  • Jose Soriano, PAPA Aikido USA
  • James Soviero, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Blue Spruell, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • Jay Stallman, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • William Staub, Waianae Aikikai
  • Nizam Taleb, Lenape Aikikai
  • Kevin Templer, Aikido of San Antonio
  • Jayne Thompson, Minnesota Aikikai
  • Geraldine Tremblay, Waianae Aikikai
  • Walter Van Enck, Midwest Aikido Center
  • Eran Vardi, Aikido of Ramapo Valley
  • Javier Vazquez, San Juan Aikikai
  • Bonnie Veysey, Harvard Aikikai
  • Alex Vieira, Skylands Aikikai
  • Richard Wagener, Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Robert Ward, Aikido of Prescott
  • Naomi Wentworth, Midwest Aikido Center
  • Robert Wilcox, Kingston Aikido
  • Edward Williams, Vineland Aikikai
  • Art Wise, Evanston Aikido Center
  • Christine Wong, Aikido of Santa Barbara
  • Gordon Wormser, Aikido of Park Slope
  • Donald Wyckoff, Asheville Aikikai
  • Ken Yamazaki, NY Eastside Aikikai
  • Paul Zimet,  New York Aikikai
  • Jerry Zimmerman, Aikido of North Jersey

Shidoin is certification granted to an instructor who has had yondan for at least 1 year, and is a regularly scheduled instructor at the dojo. It is usually given only to the Chief Instructor, and the appointment of more then one shidoin in a dojo will be reviewed as to its necessity. A Shidoin may test up to and including 1st kyu alone. In order to test a student for shodan and nidan rank, there must be at least 2 Shidoin on the testing committee. Sandan and above must test in front of a Shihan.

In order to apply for Shidoin, the applicant must be recommended by either a Shidoin or Shihan. The purpose of this title is to grant the Chief Instructor of a dojo the ability to test his or her own students and therefore to promote growth within the dojo. It is not a reward, given solely on the basis of rank, and will not be granted for that purpose. This teaching certification will be awarded only on an as needed basis. The status of all applying and renewing shidoin is subject to review by the Technical Committee.

In order to maintain certification, Shidoin must attend one major seminar each year and attend the class for instructors that may be offered at that seminar. In addition, they must attend a second seminar taught by a member of the Technical Committee in the same calendar year.