Instructors

The Midwest Aikido Center is open seven days a week and is staffed by eighteen regular instructors, including one Shihan and three USAF / Aikikai Shidoin. All instructors give freely of their time and are long-time students of Akira Tohei Shihan and the Midwest Aikido Center. The MAC also hosts several significant Shihan taught seminars throughout the year and most of our instructors travel the world to attend other important training opportunities and further their own studies.

Arthur Wise, Rokudan Shihan

Kiyoshi Yasutake, Rokudan Shidoin

Jaime DeJesus, Rokudan

Naomi Wentworth, Rokudan Shidoin

Rock Lazo, Rokudan Shidoin

Cyril Landise, Godan

Victor Ancer, Godan

Dave Kedney, Godan

Wendy Kopka, Godan

Steve Kopka, Godan

Wendy Guyer, Yondan

Guy Ponko, Yondan

J. Cervantes, Yondan, Fukushidoin

Tony Clinard, Nidan

Robert Kolada, Shodan

Alternate instructors:

Dimitrina Dimitrova, Nidan

Jennifer Kane, Shodan

Lana Medvedeva, Shodan