2022 Kagamibiraki Promotions

We are excited to announce the New Year's promotions for 2022, as follows. Congratulations to all!


5th dan:

Richard Backer - New York Aikikai

Jose Arturo Bonachea - Miami Aikikai

Colleen Bothwell - New York Aikikai

Louis Caron - Aikido of Santa Barbara

Stephanie Cook - New York Aikikai

M. David Cormalleth - Midwest Aikido Center

Juan-Carlos Cruz - McGill Aikido

Javier Dominguez - New York Aikikai

Kevin Grace - Albant Aikido

Francesco Grieco - Aikido of Santa Barbara

Linda Jones - New York Aikikai

Kevin Kanesaka - New York Aikikai

Edward Kardell - Aikido of the Canyonlands

Pascal Kim - New York Aikikai

Stephen Kopka - Midwest Aikido Center

Scott Korbylo - Aikido of Raritan Valley

Andrew Lee - New York Aikikai

Ernest Lemon, Jr. - New York Aikikai

Edward Leung - New York Aikikai

Angela Murphy - Alamo Area Aikikai

Joan Nakatsugawa - New York Aikikai

Philippe Niemetz - New York Aikikai

Keisuke Ogawa - New York Aikikai

Neil Quigley - Aikido Institute of Newfoundland

Ramon Ruilopez - Aikido Center of Jacksonville

Garn Sherman - West Georgia Aikikai

Randall Smith - Florida Aikikai

Donald Zdeb - Litchfield Hills Aikikai


6th dan:

Calvin Blanchard - Twin Cities Aikido Center

Jene-Rene David - Aikido de la Montagne

Silvia Eschenlaur - Florida Aikikai

Anthony Fiore - Aikido of Chester County

Fred Foote - San Francisco Aikikai

Georgette Frate-Mikus - North Coast Aikikai

Lauren Mallas - San Francisco Aikikai

Marcos Miranda - Palm Beach Aikikai

Thomas Milucci - Aikido of Fairfield County

Junya Nakatsugawa - New York Aikikai

Noriko Oba - New York Aikikai

John Ottavino - New York Aikikai

Arturo Peal - Aikido of New Orleans

Gary Roberts - Ottawa Aikido Centre

Youssef Sadkane - Sadkane School for Aikido

Marilyn St John - Woodstock Aikido


7th dan:

Glenn Brooks - Aikido of Scottsdale

Edmund Di Marco - Lake County Aikikai

Daniel Laurendeau - McGill Aikido

Dermot McDonald - Aikido Institute of Newfoundland

Giles Longpre - McGill Aikido

Tina Shepard - New York Aikikai

Gina Zarrilli - New York Aikikai

Paul Zimet - New York Aikikai


Shihan:

Karen De Paola - Skylands Aikikai

Christina Dumlao - Gold Coast Aikikai

Julia Freedgood - Valley Aikido

Vu Ha - Boston Aikikai

Salvatore La Corte - North Coast Aikikai

Dennis Main - Aikido of Charlotte, In Memoriam

Robert Mason - Aikido of Dallas

Michael McNally - Hoboken Aikido

Robert Toabe - MIT Aikido Club

Eran Vardi - Aikido of Ramapo Valley

Jerry Zimmerman - Aikido North Jersey