|Aviv Goldsmith Sensei, 6th dan, Shidoin
Aviv Sensei began studying Aikido in 1975 and has been training Iwama-style since 1986. He was Dojo Cho at Reno Aikido Co-Op in Reno, Nevada, before moving to Virginia in 2002 at the request of the Fredericksburg Aikido Club. He has trained in the Iwama Dojo with Saito Morihiro Shihan and his son, and has hosted Saito Morihiro Shihan several times in Reno. As Dojo Cho of Aikido in Fredericksburg he has developed a 7,200 square foot \\\\\\\"green\\\\\\\" dojo which hosts outstanding seminars and programs. He serves on the boards of the Takemusu Aikido Association and Aiki-Extensions, Inc.