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2023 Kagamibiraki Promotions

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

We are excited to announce the following New Year's promotions for 2023. Congratulations to all!





5th Dan:


Virginia Becart - Florida Aikikai

Walter Braxton III - Aikido Schools of New Jersey

John Donnelly - Boston Aikikai

Charles Dubois - Aikido de la Montagne

K. Hawk Durham - Evanston Aikido Center

Mary Fuller - Boston Aikikai

Indra Gandy - New York Aikikai

Richard Gibbs - Houston Aikikai

Jeffrey Hilland - Austin Aikikai

Roderick Johnson - Aikikai if Philadelphia

David Katz - Aikido of Westchester

Giorgio Mariana - Aikido of Scottsdale

Daryl Muranaka - Harvard Aikikai

Steve Sandage - San Francisco Aikikai

James Shaffer - Long Beach Island Aikikai

Andrew Small - Aikido Schools of New Jersey

Evan Sobel - Aikido of Park Slope

Constance Temper - Aikido Schools of New Jersey


6th Dan:


Susanne Beisert - Dairyukai Aikikai

James Constable - Lunenburg Aikikai

Sylvie Firestone - Aikido of Westchester

Paul Forhan - Aikido of El Paso

George Hemmings - St Ives Aiki Dojo

Maria Janczuk - Aikido la Forge

Lenore Killam - Sangamon Aikikai

Matthias Lynch - Glen Ellyn Aikido Club

Paul Manogue - Aikido of Raritan Valley

Wayne Massey - El Pas Aikikai

David Norton - Pax River Aikikai

Sidney Shiba - Plano Aikido Center


7th Dan:


Damon Apodaca - Santa Fe Budokan

Alicia Cordero-Hardesty - Kentuckiana Aikikai

Chester Griffin - Long Beach Island Aikikai

Patrick Hardesty - Kentuckiana Aikikai

Laura Jacobs Pavlick - Litchfield Hills Aikikai

Gentil Pennewaert - Newport Beach Aikikai

Gustavo Ramos - Miami Aikikai

Eliot Rifkin - Miami Aikikai

Art Wise - Evanston Aikido Center


Shihan:


Stephane Janczuk, Aikido la Forge


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