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Wendy Palmer
Rokudan: Tuesdays at 6pm. Wendy is an expert at challenging people to examine techniques from a different perspective. Her classes explore principles at a high level of training as she motivates students beyond their habitual training patterns. Wendy's uncanny ability to recognize individual strengths provides a platform for finding new ways to accomplish techniques without relying on those very same strengths and patterns. Wendy Palmer began training in 1971. She was drawn to the beauty and power of aikido and recognized the practice as a path to increase empowerment and love. She is the creator of Leadership Embodiment a profound approach to personal and professional development using embodied practices. She has been teaching classes and workshops in Conscious Embodiment for over thirty years. Wendy is author of three books: Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak, The Intuitive Body: Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment, and Aikido and The Practice of Freedom: Aikido Principles as a Spiritual Guide.




Anthony DePalma Yondan: Friday nights at 6pm. Tony started training Aikido in 1983 in New England and New York. While visiting California he had the opportunity to train at Aikido of Tamalpais--and knew he had found his home. He moved to California in 1987 and has been training here ever since. He started teaching aikido in 1992. To supplement his understanding of movement arts, in 1989 he began studying the Feldenkrais Method and later completed a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Training Program. He uses his knowledge of body movement to bring insight to the underlying mechanics of techniques, thereby enhancing power and fluidity. He also spent ten years teaching weaponless defensive tactics to Federal Law Enforcement Agents.



Brian Scott Yondan: Mondays at 5pm, Wednesdays at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10am. Brian recieved a nidan in Koei-Kan Karate Do before coming to aikido over twenty years ago, and has also recieved a Jiho level teaching certificate in Shinkendo from Toshoshiro Obata, founder of the International Shinkendo Federation. Wendesdays Brian focuses on the fundamentals of training often integrating sword practices into the examination of core techniques. On sundays Brian teaches an intermediate class where students are challenged to develop clarity and precision in their technique with a mind toward testing for blackbelt.



Greg Owens Yondan: Tuesdays at 5pm and Thursdays at 6pm. Greg has been training Aikido for twenty years, and was a long-time student of sensei George Leonard. He is a superb communicator and has a sharp eye for students' needs. He enjoys a vigorous training session, yet Greg is also very patient and gentle with beginners. Greg is a advocate of taking aikido off the mat, and is involved in several organizations that help train leadership, communication, and community involvment.





Kirk Scott Sandan: Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am. Kirk starting training aikido at Michigan State U in 1991, and has been Wendy's student since 1995. Kirk started training martial arts at the age of ten in 1981, and recieved his blackbelt in karate in 1989, he holds a Ichimonji level teaching certificate from the International Shinkendo Federation. Kirk is the weapons instructor.







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