Yudansha StudentsThe Yudansha (black belt rank) students of the Shin Do Kan dojo:

James Vellocido
Kennilyn Vellocido
1st Dan

Kennilyn Vellocido is studying Nursing in college and enjoys meeting people and family time. She started Aikido with her father, James Vellocido in 2004 and…

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Ilia Kulik
Ilia Kulik
1st Dan

Ilia Kulik first discovered Aikido in Japan while becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist in Men’s Figure Skating. He comes regularly when he is not touring…

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Jame Vellocido
James Vellocido
2nd Dan

After studying Judo for 15 years, James Vellocido decided that aikido would be the next path. He started aikido in 2004 at the Shin Do…

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Keith Russell
Keith Russell
2nd Dan

Keith Russsell joined Aikido Shin Do Kan in 2004 and enjoys running with his Marathon wife and playing with his pets. He is a business…

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Anne Liao
2nd Dan

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…

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Katherine Clark
2nd Dan

Katherine Clark started aikido when she was only 20 years old and became the uchi deshi (live in apprentice) for five years. Katherine is a…

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Luis Alvarado
2nd Dan

“Finding Shin Do Kan was a real blessing for me as I've found the practice of Aikido to be the best physical and mental workout…

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Neal Harrison
2nd Dan

Neal Harrison originally joined us from Canada in 2005 and has continued to practice intensively at the Shin Do Kan dojo. Neal works as an…

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Ron Reyner
2nd Dan

Ron Reyner is the “Bull Dog of the dojo”. He started aikido in 1999 and trained intensively everyday to keep his body and mind in…

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Andrew Kempe
2nd Dan

An avid cyclist and mountain climber, Andrew Kempe loves to train with a smile. He started aikido in 2001 and travels extensively due to his…

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Aikido Testimonials
Tony Truong
3rd Dan

Tony Truong is our most regular morning senior. “I have found peace and serenity in practicing Aikido. It has given me inner strength as well…

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Carla Wells
3rd Dan

When Carla Wells is not on call as an MD for the Doctors of Women Health Center, she comes regularly to Aikido Shin Do Kan…

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Charn Pennewaert
3rd Dan, Fukushidoin

Charn Pennewaert assists in the children’s aikido program at the Shin Do Kan dojo for the past 7 years. She has a major in child…

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Jason Carter
3rd Dan, Fukushidoin, Soto Deshi

Jason Carter studied Aikido in Japan for 5 years. He also have a 3rd dan in Kendo. He continued his training at the Shin Do…

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Joao Alcantara
3rd Dan, Fukushidoin

Joao Alcantara taught Aikido in Brazil at his own school for many years. He found his new home of practice when he joined Shin Do…

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Jim Brumm
3rd Dan

Jim Brumm has been a longtime student of Shin Do Kan Dojo. Throughout his life, he has used aikido to help him in business decisions…

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Senior Aikido Student Omar Martinez
Omar Martinez
3rd Dan

Omar Martinez started Aikido in 1988 in college and also practiced Judo for one and half years. In 1997, he joined Aikido Shin Do Kan…

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William Buckner
3rd Dan

William Buckner began his martial arts training in June of 1968, studying Aikido and Kodokan Judo and was an active Judo competitor. He was a…

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Mika Toyokura
4th Dan

Mika Toyokura started Aikido in 1981 where she met her husband, Yoichi Toyokura. She has continued her practice and currently resides in Japan. Her visits…

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Michael Moyses
5th Dan, Shidoin

Michael Moyses started aikido in 1983 and was one of Sensei Pennewaert’s first students in Belgium . Michael is in charge of the Shin Do…

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