Southern Maryland Aikido Center Events
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Peter Bernath, Chief Instructor at Florida Aikikai, is a Shichidan (7thdegree black belt) and Shihan (master teacher) awarded by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, and a member of the Technical Committee of the USAF. Bernath Sensei also holds a Shodan in Iaido.
Bernath Sensei started his Aikido career in 1972 under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada, 8th dan, Shihan, Chief Instructor of New York Aikikai and Chairman of the USAF. Yamada Sensei was an uchi deshi (live-in student) of O Sensei and is one of the most respected and influential Aikido teachers in the world today.
Penny Bernath, Senior Instructor at Florida Aikikai, is a rokudan (6th
degree black belt) and Shidoin (certified teacher) awarded by Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, and a member of the USAF Board of Governors.
Penny Sensei started Aikido in 1973 in Hollywood, Florida with Steve House Sensei. She soon became a student of Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and also studied under many of O Sensei's direct students, including T.K. Chiba Sensei and Mitsunari Kanai Sensei. One of the most senior female teachers in the United States, Penny Sensei regularly teaches at seminars throughout the country.
Friday - 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 12:45pm and 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday Only: $20
Saturday Only: $60.
Cash, Check, Credit taken at dojo or on-line.
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May 30 - June 1: Claude Bertieume Shihan at Peachtree Aikikai, Atlanta
July 27 - August 2: US Aikido Federation SUMMER CAMP, Galloway, New Jersey