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.