Many New England regional dojos participated in a recent seminar celebrating Dick Stroud Shihan’s 80th birthday and his 40 + years commitment to aikido. He founded one of the oldest continually operating university dojos in the United States, over 30 years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thousands of students have trained with Stroud Shihan over the years and many have gone on to become talented yudansha around the world. Well-known for his strong martial style, Stroud Shihan continues to carry on the tradition and style of his teacher Kanai Shihan.
Over 50 people attended the one-day seminar, and we were honored to include Ray Farinato 6th dan Shidoin, from Aikido of Fairfield County, Matthew Bagadonow 5th dan from MIT Aikido, and Bob Whelan 5th dan from Shodokan.