Instructors/Yudansha

Edgar Johansson Aikido Sensei

Edgar Johansson sensei
Dojo-cho, Godan (5th Degree Black Belt)

Since 1990, Edgar Johansson’s commitment to studying aikido has afforded him opportunities to meet and train with some of the world’s finest aikidoka and instructors. Edgar is founder and president of Denver Aikikai and currently holds the rank of Godan.

Frank Roberto, Godan

Kathy aikido denver

Kathy Aguilar, Yondan

Evolène Prémillieu, Yondan

Evolene Sensei trains and teaches at Denver Aikikai and is also a regular teacher at the One Dojo in Boulder.

David Ruttinger, Yondan

David Sensei is a true ninja (the picture proves it!) who teaches weapons and general classes at Denver Aikikai and also runs the Aikido Club at the School of Mines in Golden.

Kevin Kramer, Sandan

Mike Persoff, Sandan

Drew Fairbairn, Sandan

Don Cooper, Sandan

Gaia Marrs, Sandan

Gaia co-teaches the beginners series and basics classes with Edgar Sensei at Denver Aikikai.

Caitlin Ewing, Nidan

David Olcott, Nidan

Devin Gamundoy, Nidan

Alex Vorgries, Shodan

Morgan Lasky, Shodan

Nobu Horibe, Shodan

John Deagan, Shodan

Jesse Hughes, Shodan

Mark Bentley, Shodan