I became fascinated by Aikido at the age of 16 while reading the book "The Ultimate Athelete" by George Leonard, which I borrowed from my oldest brothers book shelf. My first martial arts instructors were 2 Green Berets (one in Hammond Louisiana and one in Bogota, Colombia). Upon returning from Bogota I joined several small martial arts clubs searching for the right environment to discover myself.
Then in 1986 I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and discovered Robert Nadeau, Shihan and found the man I still call Sensei. I have studied Aikido with many great teachers including Hiroshi Ikeda, Richard Moon, Frank Doran, Mitsugi Saotome among others.
I have made it is my mission to show as many as possible this doorway that changed my life.
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