205_jeffaJeff Martin Sensei is the instructor of Aikido in Louisa. He currently holds the rank of Yondan and has been training in Aikido for over 19 years. He received his Certificate of Fukushidoin from the Takemusu Aikido Association in December 2010 and his Shidoin certificate in April 2014. He lives in Louisa with his family. His goal is to bring Aikido to the people of Louisa County and to build a program for students of all ages. Jeff Sensei may be reached at aikinut66@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact him with any questions. (540) 693-6481 to talk to him live if you prefer.

Jeff Sensei continues to train with his teacher, Aviv Goldsmith Sensei who holds the rank of Rokudan and is the Instructor at Aikido in Fredericksburg. Aviv Sensei has been training in Aikido for almost 30 years and is well known throughout the Aikido community. For more information on Aviv Goldsmith Sensei or his dojo in Fredericksburg go to http://www.Aikidoinn.com.

Sabine Aikdo pic headshotSabine Dibowski is the assistant instructor at Aikido in Louisa. She currently holds the rank of Nidan (2. degree black belt). She started training with Jeff Martin Sensei in 2012, initially to find better posture alignment to cope with chronic back pain. In 2014 she moved into the dojo at Aikido in Fredericksburg and trained as uchi deshi (live-in student) with Aviv Goldsmith Sensei for two years. She received her Shodan (1. degree black belt) in 2015. She is teaching Aikido at Germanna Community College, and is head instructor at Twin Oaks Aikido.

Her special interest is the connection between Aikido and body awareness. She has been studying extensively with Paul Linden Sensei (6. degree black belt), and is using his body awareness system Being in Movement(R)  both for Aikido practice and somatic education.

Sabine continues to train both with Jeff Martin Sensei and Aviv Goldsmith Sensei. Whenever she can she travels in the US and internationally to attend seminars, and to train with teachers of different styles of Aikido. She lives at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa county.