Aikido training will enhance your fitness, flexibility, and assertiveness. It can be a valuable tool for stress reduction. You will also meet good people!
Aikido in Louisa offers twice a week classes for youths and adults at the Betty J. Queen Center. Classes are Mondays and Wednesday evenings.
Jeff Martin Sensei is the instructor of Aikido in Louisa. He currently holds the rank of 4th degree blackbelt (Yondan) and has been training in Aikido for more than 20 years. He is a certified instructor (Shidoin) from the Takemusu Aikido Association. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 6th degree blackbelt (Rokudan) and is the Chief Instructor at Aikido in Fredericksburg. Aviv Sensei has been training in Aikido for more than 30 years and is well known throughout the Aikido community.
Sabine Dibowski is the assistant instructor at Aikido in Louisa. She currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) and is a certified assistant instructor (Fukushidoin) from the Takemusu Aikido Association. She started training with Jeff Martin Sensei in 2012, initially to find better posture to cope with chronic back pain. In 2014 she moved into the dojo at Aikido in Fredericksburg and apprenticed as uchideshi (live-in student) with Aviv Goldsmith Sensei for two years. She also teaches Aikido at Germanna Community College, UVA, 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 and is using his body awareness system Being in Movement® for Aikido practice and somatic education. She lives at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa county.