|Aviv Goldsmith Sensei (godan) is the Dojo Cho of Aikido in Fredricksburg. He started Aikido training in 1975 in New York. In 1986 he continued his training with Wolfgang Baumgartner Sensei and helped found Reno Aikido Co-Op. He has been uchideshi with Morihiro Saito Shihan at the Iwama Dojo and has hosted Saito Shihan on several occassions in the U. S. He now is Dojo Cho at Aikido in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Takemusu Aikido Association. He is a recognized Shidoin.