Anne Liao joined the Shin Do Kan dojo in 2002 when she was looking for some kind of activity that she could share with her son. Never did she imagine that after 12 years at the Shin Do Kan dojo that she would find aikido to be a way of life for her. She is very thankful that she has created a strong bond with her 18 year old son through aikido. “Aikido has helped me become closer to my son. It’s something we can do together and we definitely have a lot of fun on the mat and at home. I have found more energy and focus through aikido. The benefits are great”.