Chief Instructors

Joe Nemeth, Sensei
Joe Nemeth, Sensei

Joseph Nemeth, 6th Dan
Master Instructor (Shihan) USAF
Certified at the World Aikido Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States Aikido Federation

Nemeth Sensei began his study of Aikido and Judo in 1960. He trained in Judo at the Kodokan in Tokyo Japan and achieved the rank of 3rd Dan before focusing exclusively on Aikido in 1974.   Nemeth Sensei has also trained in Aikido at Hombu Dojo in Japan.  With more than 40 years of martial arts experience, he continues to train actively with many of the top Aikido instructors in the United States, especially Yoshimitsu Yamada, Shihan, head of the U.S. Aikido Federation.

Cliff Marcus, Sensei
Cliff Marcus, Sensei

Cliff Marcus, 6th Dan
Certified Instructor (Shidoin) USAF
Certified at the World Aikido Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan

Marcus Sensei began aikido training in 1969 -1988 under Ed Hagihara Shihan.  Since then he studied directly under some of the worlds greatest aikido instuctors including (chronologically): J. Takagi Sensei, Y. Yamada Shihan, S. Sugano Shihan and has been exposed to many more through seminars and visits. He has trained in Hombu Dojo (headquarters), Tokyo, Japan.  He was also awarded Sandan (3rd Dan) in Daitoryu Aikijutsu Roppokai from S. Okamoto Soshi.  Marcus Sensei began leading classes in 1977 and continues his love of training several days each week.

Frank Johnson, Sensei

Frank Johnson,  5th Dan
Certified Instructor (Shidoin) USAF
Certified at the World Aikido Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan

Johnson Sensei began his Aikido training at the New York Aikikai in the early 1970s. He has been a long-time student of Yamada Sensei and has spent many years as a dedicated student of the art. He presently shares his love of Aikido by teaching the morning program at Aikido of Nassau County.

Rotational Instructors

Joe Nemeth, 6th Dan

Cliff Marcus, 6th Dan

Frank Johnson, 5th Dan

 

Barry Kushel, 5th Dan

Eugene Chang, 4th Dan

Dave Kayzerman, 4th Dan

Drigo Morin, 4th Dan

Tony DiBartolo, 3rd Dan

Jim Wagler, 3rd Dan

David Law, 3rd Dan

Lou Agliardo, 3rd Dan

Lauren Bergmann,  3rd Dan

Joanne Recca, 3rd Dan

Andrew DePippo, 3rd Dan

Alan Mandell, 2nd Dan

Ed Manalang, 2nd Dan