OUR INSTRUCTORS

 
 Lincoln Sensei demonstrating control of an attacker without inflicting injury

Lincoln Sensei demonstrating control of an attacker without inflicting injury

Alison Lincoln, Sensei

Lincoln Sensei is Chief Instructor and Dojo Cho of Ryushinkan Aikido. She is a certified Aikido instructor through Zenshinkai Aikido Association (ZAA), and  holds the rank of sandan (third-degree black belt) through Hombu Dojo in Japan. She began her training in 2005 at Jikishinkan Aikido Dojo in Brooklyn, New York, where she obtained the title of assistant dojo cho, and was the head of it's youth program. Lincoln Sensei is highly active in the ZAA community, and spends much of her free time advancing her skills through ZAA's frequent workshops. Due to the focus and life skills that Aikido provides, Lincoln Sensei is eager to promote and pass the art on for many generations.

 Noble Sensei teaching at an Aikido workshop in Brooklyn, New York

Noble Sensei teaching at an Aikido workshop in Brooklyn, New York

Greg Noble, Sensei

Noble Sensei has over thirty years of Aikido experience and is the head of Zenshinkai Aikido Association (ZAA). When he is not traveling to teach Aikido workshops, he teaches at Ryushinkan Aikido here in Virginia. He holds the rank of rokudan (sixth-degree black belt) through Hombu Dojo in Japan, and holds many reputable ranks in various other martial arts. He holds the title of Roshi (Zen Instructor) in the White Plum lineage, and incorporates Zen mentality into Aikido training to enhance the centering nature of the art. We are extremely lucky to have Noble Sensei in our teaching staff.