Our Teachers

Judith Robinson, 6th dan

Shidoin

Sensei Judith Robinson has thirty years of experience in the martial arts. She is a student of Hans Goto Shihan, who was an uchideshi at Iwama, Japan, training under Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th dan. She has also trained with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, Bill Witt Shihan, Frank Doran Sensei, John Stevens Sensei, and Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei. She holds a sixth-degree black belt in Aikido, a first-degree black belt in Karate and has also studied Wing Chun and Tai Chi. She is a graduate of the Model Mugging Program with certification in both single attacker and weapons disarm. She is a retired protection agent and member of local R.E.D.

Max

Assistant Instructor/Adults and AikidoKids!

Expertise:   zanshin, centering and grounding, specializing in distraction.
Head of Dojo Security

Claire Conway, 4th dan

AikidoKids! Director

Fukushidoin

Claire has been the Director of the AikidoKids! program and teaching for fifteen years. 
“I really enjoy being involved with teaching Aikido to children and find it very rewarding.”

Cezanne Waid, 3rd dan

AikidoKids! Teacher

Fukushidoin

Cezanne has been teaching in the AikidoKids! program for six years. 

“If I can teach my students a fraction of what they teach me, it’s a good day.”

Ted Wu, 3rd dan

Aikido Weapons

Fukushidoin

Bio to come!

Kim Barton, 3rd dan

AikidoTeens! Teacher

Fukushidoin

Kim has been teaching in the kids program for four years, the teen program for two.

“I think it is important for teens to have their own space to explore aikido with their peers.” 

Shane Cummings, 3rd dan

AikidoKids! Teacher

Fukushidoin

Shane has been teaching in the kids program for four years.
“I am serious about aikido and enjoy it and hope my enthusiasm for our art shines through in my classes. 
I believe we are not only transforming our own lives but all those we encounter.”

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