Instructors

John Brinsley, 5th Dan Aikido

John Brinsley
Chief Instructor

has practiced Aikido since 1991, primarily in Tokyo at Aikikai Hombu Dojo under the direction of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, following mainly T. Miyamoto sensei. He returned to Los Angeles from Japan in June 2013 and currently holds the rank of 5th Dan.


Kathy Altieri, 5th Dan Aikido

Kathy Altieri

holds the rank of 5th degree black belt and is a certified instructor at the Shidoin level in Birankai International. She has been teaching Aikido for more than twenty years, and currently is an instructor for adult classes at Aikido Daiwa.


Evon Hochstein, 3rd Dan Aikido

Evon Hochstein

has practiced Aikido since 1981 and has attained the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt). He currently teaches adult classes.


Hideki Okuda, 3rd Dan Aikido

Hideki Okuda

has practiced Aikido since 2001 and has attained the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt). He currently teaches adult and children's classes.


Michael Head, 3rd Dan Aikido

Michael Head

has practiced Aikido since 2002 and has attained the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt). He currently teaches adult classes.


Tom Atherton, 2nd Dan Aikido

Tom Atherton

has practiced Aikido since 2000 and has attained the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt). He currently teaches adult and teen classes.


Crystal Siri, 2nd Dan Aikido

Crystal Siri

has practiced Aikido since she was a child and has attained the rank of Nidan (2nd degree black belt). She currently teaches the children's classes.


Contact Us

Aikido Daiwa
171 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
P: 818-843-4984
E: info@aikidodaiwa.com