Meet the Instructors

Michael Martin Sensei began his practice of aikido in 1986 under the late Paul Sylvain Sensei (in Northampton, MA). He has also trained with the late Kanai Mitsunari Sensei (in Cambridge, MA), the late Ken Cottier Sensei (in Hong Kong), Ishihashi Sensei (in Kyoto, Japan), and Clyde Takeguchi Sensei (in Silver Spring, MD). Martin Sensei holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) and is a Shidoin (United States Aikido Federation qualified instructor).

Meipo Martin Sensei began her practice of aikido in 1991 under the late Ken Cottier Sensei and the late Hiroaki Izumi Sensei in Hong Kong. She has also trained under Clyde Takeguchi Sensei at Capital Aikikai in Silver Spring, MD. She recently earned the rank of Yondan (4rd degree black belt).