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Exciting news from AATC!  Judith Robinson Sensei has been awarded the title of Shidoin.  A Shidoin is an officially certified instructor by Hombu Dojo World Headquarters and the Takemusu Aikido Association.  In fact Robinson Sensei was the first Shidoin to be awarded by the TAA!  There are three levels of certification: Fukushidoin, who are nidan and higher; Shidoin, who are godan and above; and Shihan, the highest, who are at least 6th dan.  Not everyone who is 4th or 5th dan receives the certification of Shidoin.

Sensei Judith Robinson, 6th dan, has twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. She is a student of Hans Goto Sensei, who was an uchideshi at Iwama, Japan, training under Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th Dan. She has also trained with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, Bill Witt Shihan, Frank Doran Sensei, John Stevens Sensei, and Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei. She holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, a first degree black belt in karate and has also studied wing chun and tai chi. She is a graduate of the Model Mugging Program with certification in both single attacker and weapons disarm. She has also been a professional body guard.

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"She is the most feminine woman I know - until the fight starts.  Then she is like five men."
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