Chief Instructors

Joe Nemeth, Shihan
Joe Nemeth, Shihan

Joseph Nemeth, Master Instructor (Shihan) USAF, Rokudan (6th)
Certified at the World Aikido Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
Former 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 50 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 MarcusCertified Instructor (Shidoin) USAF, Rokudan (6th)
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, Sensei

Frank Johnson,  Certified Instructor (Shidoin) USAF,  Godan (5th)
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

Barry Kushel
Rokudan (6th)

Dave Kayzerman

Yondan (4th)

David Law 
Yondan (4th)


Drigo Morin
Yondan (4th)

Lou Agliardo
Yondan (4th)

 

Joanne Recca
Yondan (4th)


Tony DiBartolo
Sandan (3rd)

Jim Wagler
Sandan (3rd)

Ed Manalang
Sandan (3rd)


Andrew DePippo
Sandan (3rd)

Alan Mandell
Sandan (3rd)

David Hernandez
Shodan (1st)