Steve Sensei started practicing Aikido in 2002 and he began teaching in 2008. As a 30-year ordained minister and student of Christian theology, Steve was looking for a way to defend himself and his family without causing his attacker unnecessary harm. He first started doing Aikido with his 10-year-old daughter and has been hooked ever since.
For Steve, Aikido provides exercise and a healthy way of dealing with the stress of the work week. He enjoys the mental and physical challenge of learning to do techniques effectively. His love of teaching comes from a desire to share what he knows with others. “I love seeing my students learn ways to be safe in a world that is often not very safe.”
Steve became an Assistant Instructor in 2009. He has been awarded Shidoin Certification by the Takemusu Aikido Association.