USAF Shidoin

 

 

        USAF Shidoin

(updated 11/2/2014)

 

 

  • Ali Abdul Hakeem, Aikido School of Maghreb
  • Heidi Albright, Aikido of Champlain Valley
  • Nelson Andujar, Nations Aikikai
  • Greg Angus, Naka Ima
  • Tim Antrim, Southside Aikido Club
  • Damon Apodaca, Santa Fe Budokan
  • Ramin Arvin, Naka Ima Aikikai
  • Tariq Baig, Florida Aikikai
  • James Baker, Aikido of Norfolk
  • Theodore Banta, Jersey Shore Aikikai
  • Ty Barker, Portland Aikikai
  • Knut Bauer, Central Illinois Aikikai
  • Susanne Beisert, Dairyukai Aikikai
  • Peggy Berger, Aikido of Columbus
  • Philip Berrios, Aikido Chiheisen
  • Penny Bernath, Florida Aikikai
  • Thomas Berry, Kyowva Aikikai
  • Jo Birdsong, Aikido of Austin
  • David Birt, Davis Aikikai
  • Calvin Blanchard, Twin Cities Aikido Center
  • Fiona Blyth, Boston Aikika
  • Barbara Britton, Framingham Aikikai
  • Glenn Brooks, Aikido of Scottsdale
  • Paul Buchanan, Aikido of Ty-Co-Lan
  • Jocelyne Caron, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • 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
  • Gene Corman, Aikido Schools of New Jersey
  • Debra Crampton, New York Aikikai
  • Christopher Crandall, Raleigh Aikikai
  • Daniel Delaney, Kitsap Aikido
  • 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
  • Pierre Gosselin, Aikikai de L’Universite Laval
  • 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
  • Sioux Hall, Harvard Aikido Club
  • Patrick Hardesty, Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Alicia Hardesty-Cordero, Kentuckiana Aikikai
  • Motier Haskins, Fairfield Iowa Aikikai
  • James Hatter, Aikido of Cleveland
  • Jack Hayes, Minnesota Aikikai
  • Emmanuel Herzog, Florida Aikikai
  • Jeff Hilland, Aikido of Houston
  • Colleen Hogan, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland
  • Damir Jamsek, Austin Aikikai
  • Stephen Jesberger, Mohawk Valley Aikido
  • John Johnson, Orlando Aikikai
  • Ayal Joshua, Miami Aikikai
  • James Kahn,  New York Aikikai
  • Sharon Kanai, New England Aikikai
  • Yukiko Katagiri, Cornell Aikido Club
  • 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
  • T.K. Lee, Aikido of Houston
  • Larry Levitt, Valley Aikido
  • 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
  • Todd Martin, Aikido of Northampton
  • Robert Mason, Aikido of Dallas
  • Kevin McDonald, Fudoshin Aikikai of Newfoundland
  • William McDonald, Fudoshin Aikikai
  • William McLuskie, Water Oak Aikikai
  • Michael McNally, Hoboken Aikikai
  • Yousuf A. Mehter, Aikido of Central New York
  • Denis Meno, Suncoast Aikido
  • Karen Meno, Suncoast Aikido
  • Thomas Milucci, Aikido of Fairfield County
  • Brian Mizerak, Woodstock Aikido
  • 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
  • Joseph Nemeth, Aikido of Nassau County
  • Cong Nguyen, Aikido of Central New York
  • Kazuho Nishida, City Aikido of Los Angeles
  • David Norton, Pax River Aikikai
  • Marie Numata, Princeton Aikikai
  • Masashi Numata, Princeton Aikikai
  • Yoko Okamoto, Portland Aikikai
  • Eugene O’Connor, Bermuda Aikikai
  • Jane Ozeki, New York Aikikai
  • Larry Ozenberger, Aikido of New Orleans
  • Daniel Palmer, Asheville Aikikai
  • Michael Patino, Florida Aikikai
  • Howard Pashenz, Suffolk Institute for Eastern Studies
  • 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
  • Jonathan Reid, Aikido of Central New York
  • Eliot Rifkin, Miami Aikikai
  • Keith Rosello,  New York Aikikai
  • Saul Rosenberg, Long Island Aikikai
  • Herve Rouxel, Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Gerard Roy, Northern Virginia Aikikai
  • Youssef Sadkane, The Sadkane School for Aikido
  • Gordon Sakamoto, Northern Virginia Aikikai
  • Edward Schechtman, Suffolk Institute of Eastern Studies
  • Tina Shepard, New York Aikikai
  • Wayne Sherman, Aikido of Johston
  • Sidney Shiba, Aikido of Plano
  • Jeffrey Shimonski, Florida Aikikai
  • Gail Harold Skinner, Aikido of the Canyonlands
  • Collins Smith, Bermuda Aikikai
  • Jose Soriano, PAPA Aikido USA
  • James Soviero, Aikido of Red Bank
  • Sidney Spencer, Aiki O’Kami Society
  • Blue Spruell, Peachtree Aikikai Atlanta
  • William Staub, Waianae Aikikai
  • Marilyn St. John, Woodstock Aikido
  • Edwin Stearns, Aikido Center of Atlanta
  • Nizam Taleb, Lenape Aikikai
  • Darrell Tangman, Augusta Aikido Club
  • Kevin Templer, Aikido of San Antonio
  • Jayne Thompson, Minnesota Aikikai
  • John Thompson, Indian River Aikikai
  • Geraldine Tremblay, Waianae Aikikai
  • Walter Van Enck, Midwest Aikido Center
  • Eran Vardi, Aikido of Ramapo Valley
  • Javier Vazquez, San Juan Aikikai
  • Joe Verville, San Francisco Aikikai
  • Bonnie Veysey, Harvard Aikikai
  • Alex Vieira, Skylands Aikikai
  • Richard Wagener, Palm Beach Aikikai
  • Robert Ward, Aikido of Prescott
  • Robert Whelan, Shodokan
  • 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
  • Gina Zarrilli, New York 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.