INSTRUCTORS

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Instructors

Dennis Embert

7 dan
Chief Instructor

Dennis Embert Sensei is a 7th degree black belt in Kokikai Aikido. He has been practicing Kokikai for over 30 years. During those 30 years Embert Sensei has been a direct student of Shuji Maruyama Sensei, Master of Aikido and the President and Founder of Aikido Kokikai International. Embert Sensei regularly practices with Maruyama Sensei at Seminars and Camps within the United States and Internationally.

Embert Sensei has taught Kokikai Aikido in schools across the United States including in California, Washington, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. In addition, Embert Sensei has given Kokikai Aikido seminars in Russia.

In addition to Aikido, Embert Sensei has a Masters Degree from Princeton University and has worked as a Researcher, Environmental Consultant, and Chemistry/Physics Teacher.

Amy Embert Sensei

5 dan
Senior Instructor

Amy J. Embert Sensei is a 5th degree black belt in Kokikai Aikido. She has been practicing Kokikai for over 20 years and is also a direct student of Shuji Maruyama Sensei, Master of Aikido and the President and Founder of Aikido Kokikai International.

Amy Embert Sensei is a Chief Instructor of Kokikai Silicon Valley, and one of the leading women instructors in Kokikai Aikido. Amy Embert Sensei Co-Founded Aikido Kokikai of Southern New Jersey and Aikido Kokikai of Silicon Valley. She has led Aikido Seminars in Seattle Washington.

In addition to Aikido, Amy Embert Sensei has a Physics Degree and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University. She works as a Intellectual Property Attorney.

Alfred Lee Sensei

2 dan
Instructor

Alfred Lee currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Kokikai Aikido, and is an instructor at Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley, where he teaches the Friday classes.