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2024 Kagamibiraki Promotions

Updated: Jan 17

We are excited to announce the following New Year's promotions for 2024, with an extra special congratulations to Harvey Konigsberg Shihan and Michael Abrams Shihan, for receiving their 8th dan certifications from Doshu at Hombu Dojo.




5th Dan:

Joan Alcantara - Newport Beach Aikikai

Richard Colacino - Aikido of Park Slope

Shai Golan - New York Aikikai

Koei Kuwahara - New England Aikikai

David Law - Woodstock Aikido

John Lepore - Aikido of Chester County

Josemar Dias - Instituto Makaro de Aikido

Shahram Moradi - Fudoshin Aikikai

Linda Robins - New York Aikikai

Gleb Shumyatsky - New York Aikikai

Derrell Thomas - Aikido Schools of New Jersey


6th Dan:


Victor Ancer - Midwest Aikido Center

Anthony Chong - Aikido Aruba

Michael Clair - Fudoshin Aikikai

Richard Colby - Plano Aikido Center

Sean Conley - Martha's Vineyard Aikido Club

Andrew L. Demko - New Castle Aikikai

Patricia Demko - New Castle Aikikai

Brian Dupont - New York Aikikai

Paul Glavine - Aikido Institute of Newfoundland

Philip Halpern - New York Aikikai

Colleen Hogan - East End Aikido NL

Jean Michel Hovan - Granite State Aikido Club

Robert Hyatt - Maru Aikikai South

Cyril Landise - Midwest Aikido Center

Richard Morrison - Center Island Aikido

Eugene O'Connor - Bermuda Aikikai

David Reinfeld - New York Aikikai

David Ross - Aiki Muenster

Giovani Villafane - Chiheisen Dojo

Paulo Ivan Volochyn - Aikikai Shinka Dojo

Mark Voorhees - New York Aikikai


8th Dan:

Michael Abrams - New York Aikikai

Harvey Konigsberg - Woodstock Aikido




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