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Instructors

Certified Shidoin by the Takemusu Aikido Association

David Yoshinaga
David Yoshinaga Sensei
5th Degree Black Belt, Dojo Cho

Began training in 2001 at Aikido Silicon Valley
Assumed the position of Dojo Cho in 2020

sensei

Alice MacAllister Sensei
5th Degree Black Belt

President of the Board of Directors
Co-Founded Aikido Silicon Valley with Michael O'Quin Sensei in 1998
Began training in 1981 under Frank Doran Shihan at Aikido West in Redwood City, California
Bill Witt Shihan
8th Degree Black Belt, Master Instructor

Senior Instructor of the Takemusu Aikido Association
Began training in 1967 at Hombu Dojo (Tokyo, Japan)
First westerner to be uchideshi (live-in student) with Saito Sensei in Iwama, Japan.
Saito Sensei and Bill Witt ~ The Early Years
Awarded the title of Shihan by the Aikikai Foundation

Assistant Instructors

Certified by the Takemusu Aikido Association

Yoko Sato

5th Degree Black Belt
Shidoin

James Ashby

5th Degree Black Belt
Fukushidoin

Lexter Ilog

Lexter Ilog
3rd Degree Black Belt
Fukushidoin

Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou
3rd Degree Black Belt
Fukushidoin

Dat Nguyen

Dat Nguyen
3rd Degree Black Belt
Fukushidoin