1089 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, Ontario N8W 1B3
Telephone: (519) 253-6667 or (519) 978-1263
Fax: (519) 978-3583
Okamikan Dojo, Uxbridge, Ont
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, L9P 1L3
Instructor: Scott Campsall – 1st Dan
Although he has been fascinated with martial arts study for most of his life, Scott Campsall Renshi started seriously training with Kyoshi Fred Walker in 1994. Five years later under Kyoshi Walker’s guidance he founded Okami Kai which provides award winning martial arts education to the Uxbridge, Ontario area. Campsall Renshi later received his fourth degree black belt in Karate from Roger Jarrett Shihan of the North American Karate Federation. He now currently trains with 9th degree black belt Cezar Borkowski Hanshi of Northern Karate Schools in Toronto. Under Borkowski Hanshi’s guidance, he is always adapting and evolving his martial arts knowledge. In September 2011, Campsall Renshi was promoted to the rank of Godan (5th degree) black belt in the art of Karate by Borkowski Hanshi accompanied by 10th Degree black belts Masami Tsuruoka, Tetsuhiro Hokama, and Kiyonori Shiroma. His journey into Yoshinkai Aikido training began in early 2002 under the guidance of 9th degree black belt Kevin Blok Hanshi of Windsor, Ontario. It was under Blok Hanshi that he received his Shodan (first degree) black belt in Aikido in October 2011. Campsall Renshi also works as an Advanced Instructor with On Guard International, has also been certified in Non-Physical Crisis Intervention and also as an adjustable baton instructor. 141 Reach Street, Unit #3, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, L9P 1L3 905-852-1521 www.okamikan.com firstname.lastname@example.org Instructor: Scott Campsall – 1st Dan
Shushinkan Dojo, Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Mail: 16 Place Loison, Ville Lorraine, Quebec, Canada, J6Z 1V3
Instructor: Jean-Guy Labelle – 4th Dan
Sensei Labelle received his 1st Dan in Judo in 1976. He has instructed Tai Chi and is a 6th Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He began his Aikido training in 1980 and holds a 1st Dan in Aikikai Aikido. Labelle Sensei received his 4th Dan in Yoshinkai Aikido from Blok Hanshi in August 2014 and is presently a martial arts instructor for the cities of Longueuil and Sainte-Eustache, Quebec.
Kaishinkan Dojo, Montreal, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, H2R-2S5, Canada
Mail: 5309 rue Fabre, Montreal, Quebec, H2J-3W6, Canada
Instructor: Patrick Dufault – 1st Dan
Patrick Dufault Sensei began his martial arts training in 1999 with Yves Joannisse Sensei (Yukikan Dojo) in Yoshinkan Aikido. He received his Shodan and teaching license from Blok Hanshi in 2010. Dufault Sensei has a master’s degree in Organizational Communication and presently works in the field of Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching.
Shuyukan Dojo, Repentigny & Terrebonne, Quebec
Dojo Locations: #1 – 547 rue Leclerc, suite 109, Repentigny, Quebec, Canada, J6A 8B4 #2 – 2. Ecole Des rives, 400 montee Dumais, Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, J6W 5W9
Phone: (450) 471-1714
Instructor: Patrick Rémillard – 2nd Dan
Patrick Rémillard Sensei began his martial arts training in 2002 with Yves Joannisse Sensei (Yukikan Dojo) in both Yoshinkan Aïkido and Jukaido-Ryu Jujutsu. He received his Nidan and teaching license from Blok Hanshi in Augsut 2012 and is registered with the Yoshinkan headquarters in Japan. Rémillard Sensei has a master’s degree in sociology and presently works as a correctional officer in a federal penitentiary.
Bujinkan Dojo, Montreal, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2G 2P9
Éric Gougeon – 2nd Dan
Éric Gougeon Sensei started his martial practice in September of 1993. He holds a 3rd Degree black belt in Ju Jitsu and was promoted to 2nd Degree Black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido in 2016 by Blok Hanshi. He is a graduate of the On Guard Non Physical Crisis Intervention Program from BlokHanshi as well. Gougeon Sensei is the head instructor at the Club d’aïkido du Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, otherwise known as the Bujinkan. He has completed a Master degree in literary arts and has a Specialized Higher Studies diploma from the École National D’administration Publique (ÉNAP) in public management.
Matthieu Lavictoire – 1st Dan
Lavictoire Sensei started practicing martial arts under the tutelage of Yves Joanisse Shidoin in 1996, specializing in Ju Jitsu and Aikido. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Ju Jitsu, and was promoted to 1st degree black belt in Aikido by Blok Hanshi in 2008. Lavictoire Sensei was awarded the title of basic instructor with On Guard International in Control and Defense Tactics and has also trained in Olympic boxing. He is currently assistant instructor at the Club d’aïkido du Cégep du Vieux-Montréal better known as the Bujinkan. Lavictoire Sensei has a certificate in human resources and is presently studying to complete a bachelor’s degree in management from Montreal’s HEC
Anshinkan Dojo, Madison Heights, Michigan
Instructor: Marcus Schoon – 4th Dan
Marcus Schoon Renshi began Aikido in 1982 and has graduated from a 24 month instructor’s course under Blok Hanshi. He was promoted to 4th degree black belt and awarded the teaching title of Renshi (Senior Instructor) in October 2002. Introduced to Aikido in 1967, he studied one year under Ken Ota Sensei in California. He began studying Tai Chi in 1996 and is certified Level 5 by the International Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan Association. He began studying Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate in 1978, and holds a 3rd degree black belt. Since 1992 he has played bassoon, contrabassoon and saxophones with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Kachikikan Dojo, Redford, Michigan
Pierce Middle School
25605 Orangelawn, Redford, Michigan 48239
Phone: (313) 937-8880 Ext 1612 or (734) 844-8605 (home) or (541) 858-0160
Instructor: Bill Triolet – 4th Dan
Bill Triolet Sensei began Yoshinkai Aikido in the Chudokai Aikido Federation in August 1993. In 2007 he graduated from 84 months of instructor’s program (Kenshu) under Blok Hanshi. In June 2013 he was promoted by Blok Hanshi to 4th degree black belt, received his Advanced Instructor’s Certificate and was promoted to the instructor level of Renshi. He was also promoted to Nidan in Iaido by Blok Hanshi in December 2010. Triolet Sensei has a master’s degree in education and is currently employed as a middle school language arts teacher in South Redford, Michigan, where he also instructs students from 6th through 12th grade in an after-school Aikido program.
Martial Science Center/Sui Shin Kan Sogo Budo Dojo, Southfield, Michigan
Instructor: John Parks – 3rd Dan
Parks Sensei began Aikido in 1989 and has graduated from a 20 month instructor’s course under Blok Hanshi. He was promoted to 3rd degree black belt in November 1995 and holds a 5th degree black belt in Jujitsu. He has also trained in Iaido, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo and Kobudo. As well, he has completed an instructor training program under John Viol Shihan at the Sei Shin Kan â Dojo, where he was awarded the instructor level of Shidoin. Parks Sensei is Midwest Regional Director for On Guard (police-style control and defensive tactics) and is an international instructor for On Guard. In addition to being a senior martial arts instructor, Parks Sensei is employed in the sales field.
True Balance Aikido Dojo, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Mailing Address: 21649 Ambassador Drive, Macomb Township, Michigan, USA, 48044
Instructor: Paul Vigiano – 3rd Dan
Vigiano Sensei began his Aikido training in 1989 under the guidance of Niikura Katsumi Sensei of the Ryokukai Aikido Organization. In 1992 he was promoted to Shodan and began to assist in teaching Aikido. He was promoted to Sandan in January 2010 and Shidoin (advanced instructor) by Blok Hanshi. He has also completed 10 months of Kenshu (intensive study) under Blok Hanshi. He currently is the chief Aikido instructor at the True Balance Martial Arts facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He joined the Chudokai Aikido Federation International in July 2008. Vigiano Sensei works in the automotive industry and has experience in Tae Kwan Do and Toyama Ryu Iaido.
Sanmeikan Dojo, Troy, Michigan
Phone: (248) 964-0902
Instructor: Christopher Hengstebeck – 4th Dan
Chris Hengstebeck Sensei began his Aikido training in 1980 under the instruction of Takashi Kushida Sensei at the Budokan Dojo in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to that, he had extensive training in both boxing and kick boxing. Hengstebeck Sensei received his Yondan from Blok Hanshi in 2015. In addition, he attained the staff instructor level for On Guard Control and Defensive Tactics in December 2000 and is Chief Instructor at Beaumont Hospital where he is the Director of Security. Hengstebeck Sensei has coordinated executive protection for such individuals as Margaret Thatcher, General Normal Schwarzkopf Jr., Colin Powell, Jehan Sadat and many others. He is a devoted family man and an avid outdoorsman with a special passion for scuba diving.
Michigan Aikido Academy, Rochester Hills, Michigan
Phone: (586) 722-3885
Instructor: Aleksander Szygowski – 3rd Dan
Szygowski Sensei began his study of martial arts in 1991. From 1991 to 1996 he trained in full contact Kyokushin Karate under Leszek Murawski Sensei. In 1996 he began his study of Aikido under Paul Vigiano Sensei. In 2003 he was awarded the rank of Shodan and a teaching license from Katsumi Niikura Shihan, founder of the International Budo Ryokukai. In 2007 he began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and joined the Chudokai Aikido Federation International in 2008. He was promoted to Sandan in Aikido in February 2014 by Blok Hanshi. He works as a Senior Network and Security Administrator and is a certified Reiki Master and teacher.
Renshinkan Dojo, St.Clair Shores, Michigan
Aikido Club East
22520 Greater MackSt. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: (586) 770-6860
Instructor: John Hollerbach- 1st Dan
Hollerbach Sensei began his Aikido training in January 2010 under Szygowski Sensei. He began teaching in June 2013 and in November of 2014 was promoted to Shodan and also received his Basic Instructor’s license through CAFI. He works in the automotive prototype industry and has experience in Hapkido.
Shinsuikan Dojo, Genoa, Ohio
Phone: (419) 855-1400
Instructor: Michael Jacobs – 5th Dan
Michael Jacobs Jacobs Shihan-Dai began Aikido in April 1989. He was promoted to Nidan in 1996 by Fumio Toyoda Shihan. He was promoted to 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do/Karate-Do through the USA Martial Arts Federation. He was promoted to 5th Dan in Aikido and awarded the teaching title of Shihan-Dai in September 2009 by Blok Hanshi. He has also received his 4th Dan in Judo/Jujitsu and Iaido. Jacobs Shihan-Dai teaches Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Iaido and Judo classes at his own dojo and also currently works as an engineer.
Shingankan Dojo, Sandusky, Ohio
Phone: (419) 624-8942
Instructor: Mark Hoffman – 3rd Dan
Hoffman Sensei began his martial arts studies in 1979 in Tae Kwon do. He began his Aikido study in 1995 and currently trains with Michael Jacobs Renshi as well as teaching at his own dojo. He was promoted to Sandan in Aikido in 2012 by Jacobs Shihan-Dai. Hoffman Sensei was awarded his Renshi teaching title in Goju Ryu Karate in 2002 and his 1st degree black belt in Jujutsu in 1995.
Wadokan Martial Arts and Fitness Center, Bowling Green, Ohio
848 South Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, 43402
Phone: (419) 352-9600
Instructor: Dr. John T. Coates – 4th Dan
Coates Sensei was promoted to 4th degree black belt in Aikido, September 2011 by Jarrett Shihan and Nidan in Tae Kwon do under Jacobs Shihan-Dai. As well, he holds a 1st degree black belt in Judo, Jujitsu and Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do. Coates Sensei is a family practice physician in Ohio where he also serves on the board of directors for the Cocoon Shelter (a centre for victims of domestic violence) in Bowling Green.
Assistant Instructor: Kevin Gallagher – 3rd Dan
Gallagher Sensei was promoted to Sandan in Aikido in October of 2011 by Jacobs Shihan Dai. Gallagher Sensei also holds the rank of Sandan in Ji Do Kwan Karate, Nidan in Iaido, Shodan in Tae Kwon Do/Karate-Do through the USA Martial Arts Federation, Shodan in Gojo Ryu Karate, and Shodan in Judo. Gallagher Sensei works as a Karate Instructor at the Wadokan Martial Arts and Fitness Center and as a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness and teaches Karate classes at the Sandusky Ji Do Kwan Karate Club.
USA Aikido Association, Shoshinkan Dojo,
Phone: (304) 722-4512
Fax: (304) 722-9269
Instructor : Roger Jarrett – 7th Dan
Jarrett Hanshi (Senior Master Instructor) began Aikido training in 1974 under the direction of Fumio Toyoda Shihan. He received 7th degree black belt and was awarded a Kyoshi licence in 2014 from Blok Hanshi. He began his overall martial arts training in 1966 and holds Shihan and Hanshi licenses in Tae Kwon Do (9th dan) and Karate (9th dan), Judo (8th dan), Jujitsu (8th dan) and Iaido (8th dan). Jarrett Hanshi is a professional martial arts instructor and is the President/Chief Instructor of the USA Martial Arts Federation which oversees several martial arts organizations including the USA Aikido Association. In addition to serving as an International Referee for the World Karate Federation, Jarrett Hanshi serves as President of the North American Karate Federation and President of the USA National Karate-do Federation, which is the national governing body for Sport Karate within the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. Jarrett Hanshi continues to teach daily at his headquarters in St. Albans as well as conducting seminars throughout North America and Europe.
Banshinkan Dojo, Weston, West Virginia
Instructor: Bill King – 5th Dan
King Shihan-Dai began Aikido in 1985. Promoted to 5th degree black belt in September 2008 and awarded the teaching title of Shihan-Dai (associate master instructor) by Blok Hanshi, he also holds the rank of 7th degree black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, 3rd degree black belt in Judo and Jiujutsu and 3rd degree black belt in Iaido. He is the senior instructor at the Banshinkan Dojo and is also employed as a school teacher.
Taishinkan Dojo, Bridgeport, West Virginia
Instructors: Matthew A. Wright – 3rd Dan
Wright Sensei began his Aikido training in 1999 studying Aikido in Fairmont WV, under Osborne Renshi and was promoted to Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in April 2009 by Jarrett Shihan. Wright Sensei assists in instruction and operation of the Taishinkan Dojo. In addition to studying Aikido, Wright Sensei is a student of Judo under Sumpter Shihan. Wright Sensei holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Science Degree in Software Engineering and currently holds the professional titles of PE, PMP® and CEM®. Wright Sensei is currently employed as a Professional Electrical Engineer.
Richard Cole – 2nd Dan
Cole Sensei began studying Aikido in June 2000 with Osborne Renshi at Chishinkan Dojo in Fairmont, WV. He was promoted to 2nd degree black belt by Jarrett Shihan in April of 2005 and awarded an Intermediate Instructors Certificate from the Chudokai Aikido Federation International by Kevin Blok Hanshi. Cole Sensei owns and operates the Taishinkan Dojo with Robert Koehler Sensei and holds a Degree in Electronics from Penn Technical Institute. He has worked in the computer field for over 40 years and is currently President and CEO of Custom Network Technologies, Inc., a successful Computer and Networking Company. Cole Sensei has been very active with youth sports in the local community for many years and is also a licensed pilot.
Western Masters Martial Arts, Abingdon, Virginia
Phone: (276) 356-3196
Instructor: Dane S. Harden – 3rd Dan
Harden Sensei began studying Aikido in 1969 at age ten. He went on to train in Tae Kwon Do with the Jhoon Rhee Institute and studied numerous martial arts, eventually earning a Shodan level in Aikido, Isshin Ryu Karate, and a 7th Dan in Tae Kwon Do awarded in June 2011 by Grand Master William Valdes. He was a major tournament competitor, frequently earning top rankings in both forms and fighting at the regional and national levels and founded Western Masters Martial Arts in 1979. Harden Sensei was promoted to Sandan in Aikido in December 2011 by Blok Hanshi and awarded the title of Shidoin (advanced instructor). He holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees, as well as a Master’s Degree in Medical Science Education. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins affiliate Physician Assistant Program, and is board certified in Primary Care Medicine and General Surgery. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Wilderness Medical Society, a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army Flight Surgeon Program, SERE School, Combat Tactical Medicine School, Military Combatives Training, Medical Specialization residency courses in both Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics, and numerous other military and professional courses. Harden Sensei currently serves as a Senior Flight Surgeon and Colonel with more than 20 years of service to his country (Estonia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina). He is a decorated combat veteran whose awards include the Combat Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal and the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit. Harden Sensei is married to a very supportive wife, Dr. Sherry Harden, and she and their son Josh both train in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido on a regular basis.
Retsushinkai Aikido, Birmingham, Alabama
Regional Director: Van Bushnell – 6th Dan
Bushnell Shihan (Master Instructor) had his martial arts interest sparked while serving as a Navy Sea Bee in Viet Nam during the 1960’s. His first formal study was with Master Yang Moon, of New Orleans, LA, where he received his Tae Kwon Do black belt certification. Relocating to Alabama in 1982, he opened Bluff Park Tae Kwon Do teaching the Cha Yon Ryu style. Under the direction of Roger Jarrett Hanshi, USA Martial Arts Federation (USAMAF), he began his study of Japanese Karate and Aikido. Bushnell Shihan was granted instructor certification and licensed to teach Aikido by Fumio Toyoda Shihan in 1993 and was subsequently granted a license to teach Aikido by Blok Hanshi with the Chudokai Aikido Federation International (CAFI). He received his 6th degree black belt in Aikido and was awarded the teaching title of Shihan in 2015. He holds a 8th degree black belt in the Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do / Karate system and is 4th degree black belt in Judo and Iaido. Bushnell Shihan serves as the CAFI & USAMAF Southeast U.S. Regional Director and in this capacity serves as a consultant for dojo within the region. Although focusing most of his energies on supporting the needs of dojo within his region, Bushnell Shihan also teaches Retsushinkai Aikido in seminar settings and is honored to be considered the senior instructor of the Retsushinkan Dojo in Bluff Park, AL.
Shindokan Dojo, Madison, Alabama
Instructor: Hudson Harris – 4th Dan
Harris Sensei began his Aikido training in 1984 under Glenn Pack Sensei at the University of Alabama in the composite art of Yoseikan Budo. Work opportunities took him to Huntsville, AL and he became the Huntsville Aikido dojocho in 1991. He trained in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1994 where he was promoted to Nidan by Minoru Mochizuki Shihan and later to Sandan in Jujitsu and Aikido (1998). The Huntsville Aikido school was renamed Shindokan in 2010 when he joined the Chudokan Aikido Federation under the supervision of Van Bushnell Shihan-Dai. In 2012, Harris Sensei was promoted to 4th Dan in Aikido by Roger Jarrett Shihan. He continues to train and teach in Huntsville where he is an aerospace engineer.
Kaizenkan Dojo, Alpharetta, Georgia
Phone: (770) 695-7550
Instructor: Shawn Frix – 3rd Dan
Frix Sensei began his love of the martial arts at a young age when he trained in an Okinawan style of karate called Seibukan Shorin-Ryu. He also practiced Japanese karate, hapkido, and kumdo in those earlier years. His training in aikido began in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded 3rd degree black belt in Aikido by Bushnell Shihan-dai and opened the Aikido program of USA Martial Arts in Alpharetta. Frix Sensei is also currently training in Chong Shin Kwan Taekwondo/Karate, Iaido and Tai Chi. Frix Sensei is a continuous student believing one should never stop learning. In addition to his martial art interests, he is employed as an Information Analyst and holds degrees in Criminal Justice, Religion, and Accounting. In his free time, he enjoys collecting rare books and reading.
Aikan Dojo, Medford, Oregon
541-858-0160 or Cell: 541-621-3360
Instructor: John Fox – 5th Dan
Fox Shihan-Dai (associate master instructor) began Aikido in 1981 and graduated from instructor’s courses under both Takashi Kushida Sensei (20 months) and Blok Hanshi (37 months). He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam and achieved the rank of Sgt. E-5. He is the U.S. West Coast Director of On-Guard International and he worked with “Save Our Sons & Daughters” in Detroit, conducting Non-Violent Resolution of Conflict seminars. He has also assisted Blok Hanshi with defensive tactics courses at the Canadian Police College for the R.C.M.P and at St. Clair College in Windsor. In addition he founded the Aikan Dojo in Detroit, Michigan in 1985 and relocated it to Oregon in 1994. He was promoted to 5th degree black belt by Blok Hanshi in November 2006 and holds an international teaching license from Japan. He was promoted to Shodan in Arnis by Grandmaster Jose E. Bueno in 2010. Fox Shihan-Dai is a professional Aikido and Arnis instructor.
Shant Palanjian – 3rd Dan
Palanjian Sensei began Aikido in 1988 and was promoted in March 2009 to Nidan by Fox Shihan-Dai. In November 2011, he was promoted to Sandan and awarded the teaching title of Shidoin (advanced instructor). His Aikido instruction has been from various instructors including, Blok Hanshi, Fox Shihan-Dai, Danielle Smith Sensei (Aikikai), Lori Parker Sensei, and Wayne Tourda Sensei. Palanjian Sensei teaches Aikido with Fox Shihan-Dai at the Aikan Dojo as well as teaching all adult classes in the Grants Pass Dojo as its Director and Chief Instructor. He works in the information technology field and enjoys hiking and outdoor activities.
Kisekikan / Ki Stone Dojo, Ft. Bragg, California
Dojo Address: 998 School Street, Mendocino, California, USA, 95460
Phone: (707) 964-9675
Instructor: Guy Williams – 3rd Dan
Guy Williams Williams Sensei began his martial arts training in 1987 with Tae Kwon Do. Between 1988 and 1993 he trained in Escrima/Kali, Ba Gua, and Tai Chi Chuan. In 1995 he began Aikido training in Mendocino, CA. In 1996 he began training in Aikido with Steve Ivey Sensei in Medford, OR. In 2002 he was promoted to Nidan in Aikido and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido. He also met Blok Hanshi that year and started On Guard training and is now an On Guard advanced instructor. In 2004 he received his Shodan in Icho Ryu Aikijujutsu under Gene Tucker Sensei and was promoted to Shodan in the Progressive System of Martial Arts in March 2011 by Grandmaster Jose Bueno. He was promoted to 3rd degree black belt in Aikido in August of 2007 by Blok Hanshi. Williams Sensei is the Dojo-cho of Ki Stone Dojo where he teaches adult and children’s Aikido classes. Guy and his wife Maureen own and operate a massage and bodywork business on the Mendocino coast, located north of San Francisco.
Aikido Alchemy, Willits, California
Dojo Address: 275 Franklin Street, Willits, California, USA
Instructor: Lee Davis – 2nd Dan
Davis Sensei began his Aikido training in 1990 with Gayle Fillman Sensei in California, under the direction of Shiohira Hidoki Shihan. He was promoted to Shodan in 1996 and Nidan in 2005.. Davis Sensei currently teaches adult and children’s Aikido classes at his Dojo. Davis Sensei and Blok Hanshi have interacted for many years and Davis Sensei joined the Chudokai Aikido Federation International in late 2011, shortly after the passing of Fillman Sensei. Davis Sensei is self-employed as an artist, creating painting and glass art.
Phone: (424) 208-9508
Instructor: Michael Chambers – 5th Dan
Chambers Shihan-Dai began his Aikido training with Blok Hanshi in 1987. He later enlisted in the Canadian army, was decorated for tours in Somalia and Bosnia and was the first to bring Aikido to the Canadian military, running several dojos while serving. After retiring from the military, Chambers Shihan-Dai moved to Tokyo, Japan to study under many of the masters of Aikido at the Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo. Recently he founded Ronin Kenjutsu, a style of Japanese Swordsmanship that focuses on the practical application of the Katana. He is currently the Chief Instructor and Dojocho for the Roninkan Samurai Club of Kansas.
Retsushinkan Dojo, Bluff Park, Alabama
Instructor: Keith MacConkey – 4th Dan
MacConkey Renshi began his martial arts training at the age of 10 in Tennessee. After moving to Alabama he continued his training. In 2003 the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Soul Korea certified his 1st Degree Black Belt. The following year he began his Aikido and Japanese Karate training under the direction of Bushnell Shihan at the Retsushinkan Dojo. At the Retsushinkan, he served as uchideshi (live in student) focusing on his own training, the instruction of others, and the inside operations of the training center. In 2007, MacConkey Renshi was chosen to participate in an instructor-in-training program. After completing 8 years of personal development, training & teaching, Van Bushnell Shihan appointed him to the position of Head Instructor (Dojo Cho). His selection was approved by both Roger Jarrett Hanshi and Kevin Blok Hanshi. MacConkey Renshi is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo/Karate, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Aikido, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Iaido, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo/Jujitsu and is certified as a “National Referee” by the US Olympic Committee’s governing body for sport karate. MacConkey Renshi teaches top quality training programs which incorporate self-defense and physical fitness with the core values of respect, discipline and self-confidence.
Martial Arts of the Palm Beaches Dojo
11436 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, Florida, USA 33408
Website: www. MartialArtsofthePalmBeaches.com
Instructor: Chris Fortney – 4th Dan
Fortney Renshi began his martial arts training in 1985 under Roger Jarrett Hanshi at the age of 9 years old and shortly after, started studying Aikido. In March of 1992, Fumio Toyoda Shihan awarded him with the rank of 1st degree black belt. Fortney Renshi was promoted to the rank of 4th degree black belt in Aikido and awarded the teaching title of Renshi (polished instructor) in 2008 by Blok Hanshi. He also holds a 1st degree black belt in Judo /Jujutsu, and a 3rd degree back belt in Chong Shin Tae Kwon Do. As the head instructor at Martial Arts of the Palm Beaches and Legacy Martial Arts, Fortney Renshi emphasizes traditional martial arts, encouraging students to understand the differences and similarities between arts, as well as how one art enhances the others.
Shunpukan Gliwice-Sosnica, ul. Wiślana 44, Poland
Shunpukan Knurów, ul. Kochanowski 8, Poland
Shunpukan Pyskowice, ul. Wyzwolenia 4, Poland
Shunpukan Czerwionka-Leszczyny, ul. Szkolna 3, Poland
General Phone: 011- 48-513-740-787
Chief Instructor: Michal Wachowicz – 3rd Dan
Wachowicz Sensei began his Aikido training in 1998. He has attended many Aikido seminars in Poland, Ukraine and Europe. He has a teaching licence from the Yoshinkan Aikido headquarters in Japan and was promoted to 3rd degree black belt by Blok Hanshi in April 2014. He is a full time professional Aikido instructor and teaches at a number of Dojo in Poland.. He also holds ranks in Jujutsu and Shudokan Aikido. Phone: 011-48- 513-740-787
Instructor: Zbigniew Soja – 1st Dan
Soja sensei holds a 1st degree black belt rank in both Yoshinkan Aikido and Shotokan Karate. He is the main assistant to Wachowicz Sensei for classes at a number of Dojo in Poland. Phone: 011-48- 600-955-181
Instructor: Dariusz Janik – 1st Dan
Janik Sensei holds a 1st degree black belt in Yoshinakn Aikido and has a teaching licence from the Aikido Yoshinkan headquarters in Japan. In addition, he holds a 1st Kyu rank in Shudokan Aikido. Phone:011-48-606-903-637
Instructor: Magdalena Adamiec – 1st Dan
Adamiec Sensei began her Aikido training in 2004 and has travelled all over Europe to study with many high level Aikido teachers. She was awarded her 1st degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido by Blok Hanshi in April 2015. Besides assisting Wachowicz Sensei with children’s classes, she teaches at her own Dojo in Poland. Phone: 011-48- 797-186-490