Sensei (Teacher) – Jonathan Aronson is a certified 3rd degree black belt (san-dan) in the United States Aikido Federation (USAF). The USAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading and maintaining the Japanese martial art of Aikido as created and maintained by it’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba. Sensei-Aronson has been practicing Aikido for 18 years. He has 10+ years experience teaching Aikido to children at Albany Aikido under the instruction of Irving Faust Shihan Sensei (6th degree black belt). Sensei-Aronson started his own Dojo in Saratoga 2 years ago teaching both adults and children traditional Aikido. He also has 8 years experience working with adults and children with special needs and disabilities. His passion for Aikido has led him to study many different types of eastern philosophies.
Sensei-Aronson’s own Sensei, Irving Faust Shihan (6th degree black belt), has been teaching traditional Aikido for 30 years in the Capital District. Sensei-Shihan will test and certify all students of Saratoga Aikido who meet the USAF requirements. Saratoga Aikido will also have other select Senseis in the Capital Region and New England teach and conduct seminars at the dojo from time to time.