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    • 1977 to June 1980 – Studied Aikido at Oberlin College. Promoted to Nikyu (2nd Grade) in Aikido by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and Frank Hreha Sensei

       

      Subsequently – Studied Aikido at Tenshin Dojo with Haruo Matsuoka Sensei (late 1980’s), and later at the Cleveland Aikikai (mid-1990’s).

       

      2004 to 2006 – Studied Aikido with Liam Eddy Sensei.

       

      April 2006 – Promoted to Shodan in Aikido by Liam Eddy Sensei.

       

      Beginning in 2006, also began to study Aikido and Goshin Aikijujutsu with Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      June 2007 – Appointed Assistant Instructor to Three Streams Dojo by Vladimir Soroka Sensei and Liam Eddy Sensei.

       

      2007 to 2008 – Assistant Instructor of the Kent State University Aikido Club.

       

      January 2009 – Promoted to Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in Aikido by Vladimir Soroka Sensei and Liam Eddy Sensei.

       

      Starting in May 2009, also began to study Daito Ryu Aikibudo with Antonino Certa Shihan and Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      Beginning in October 2009, also began to study Valencia Lameco Eskrima with Guro Felix Valencia and Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      March 2012 – Appointed Instructor to Three Streams Dojo by Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      October 2012 – Appointed Fukushidoin (Assistant Instructor) to the European Daito Kai (now Daitokai International) by Antonino Certa Shihan.

       

      November 2012 – Promoted to 2nd Level/Edged Weapons in Valencia Lameco Eskrima by Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      May 2013 – Promoted to Ikkyu (1st Grade) in Daito Ryu Aikibudo by Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      November 2013 — Promoted to Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Daito Ryu Aikibudo by Antonino Certa Shihan.

       

      December 2013 – Promoted to Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Goshin Aikijujutsu by Vladimir Soroka Sensei.

       

      December 2013 — Promoted to Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Aikido by Vladimir Soroka Sensei.