Our Instructors

Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Head Instructor

Associate Ki Lecturer
Godan, Joden

Tim Felegie

Tim Felegie

Associate Ki Lecturer
Yondan, Chuden

Elena Fink

Elena Fink

Instructor

Children’s Program
Shodan, Jokyu

Assistant Ki Lecturer

Marion Lebensbaum

Marion Lebensbaum

Assistant Head Instructor

Associate Ki Lecturer
Yondan, Chuden

Bob Pavese

Bob Pavese

Assistant Ki Lecturer
Sandan, Chuden

Jerry Billingsley

Jerry Billingsley

Instructor

Children’s Program
Ikkyu, Jokyu

Assistant Ki Lecturer

Gregory Ford-Kohne

Gregory Ford-Kohne

Head Instructor Emeritus

Nick Federov

Nick Federov

Shodan, Shoden

Aikido & Ki Ranking System

Gokyu: Fifth Kyu - Blue Belt

Yonkyu: Fourth Kyu - Purple Belt

Sankyu: Third Kyu - Purple Belt

Nikyu: Second Kyu - Brown Belt

Ikkyu: First Kyu - Brown Belt

Shodan: First degree black belt

Nidan: Second degree black belt

Sandan: Third degree black belt

Yondan: Fourth degree black belt

Godan: Fifth degree black belt

Shokyu: "beginner" rank

Chukyu: "intermediate beginner" rank

Jokyu: "advanced beginner" rank

Shoden: First degree "black belt" ki development

Chuden: Second degree "black belt" ki development