Aikido Sub-Commitee

Aikido Subcommittee

Our aim is to preserve and promote the growth of traditional Aikido. In this context, we are proud to provide technical and emotional support to those whose hearts and minds are committed to Aikido. The (ACE) Aikido Certified Examiners National Committee is composed of Sensei of various different systems of Aikido, each with their own unique background, approach and teaching styles. This committee is designed to coordinate a National Registry and provide social equality for the interest of all members. Those who are in accord with the objectives of this organization are welcome to apply for membership.

“As students of Aikido, we should not concern ourselves with what is right or wrong for others. We should not defame or criticize teachers, other martial arts, traditions, or organizations. We must practice with love, emotional intensity, and indomitable spirits, giving full effort with joy an enthusiasm. We should learn to turn negative situations into constructive stepping stones. Even when there are no easy solutions, we should look at our problems and try to find ways to solve them. We should spread and apply the truth of Aikido.”

“Aikido Today Magazine. “The Misinterpretation of Aikido’s Essential Elements:” A personal view by Jose Andrade. Issue # 51; Vol. 11, No. 1; April / May ’97.

USJA Aikido Rank Guidelines

USJA Aikido Promotion Form

USJA Benefits of Being a Chartered Club

USJA Background Screening Policy

USJA Background Screening Form

Please contact any of our committee members if you have a concern, comment, or question.
To send a message, simply click on his/her name

Name Phone State Status
Jose Andrade, M.D. 407-694-3388 FL Chair
Amos Hunter 512-452-8191 TX Member
Norm Heller 925-325-9119 CA Member
William H. Thorndike Jr. 408-272-7546 CA Member
James Garrison 503-626-3869 OR Member
Shonene Garrison 503-626-3869 OR Member
William (Bill) Ryan 931-645-7100 TN Member
Brett Mayfield 802-356-7297 VT Member