Shunpookan Aikido - United States

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Shunpookan Aikido United States Instructors

Dan Gilbert Sensei

Fukushidoin - 3rd Dan Aikikai

Lead Instructor - Shunpookan US / North Carolina


Started training in martial arts in 1976

Experience in Aikido, Ju Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Thai Kick Boxing, European Fencing, Vita Saana and striking arts

Training in Aikido since 2001

Christian Smith Sensei

2nd Dan Aikikai

Lead Instructor - Shunpookan New York


Started training in martial arts in 2000

Experience in Aikido, BJJ, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, Silat.

Training in Aikido since 2000

Alex Austin

1st Dan

Lead Assistant Instructor - Shunpookan North Carolina


Started training in martial arts in 2007

Experience in Aikido

Training in Aikido since 2007

Gene Spera

1st Kyu

Assistant Instructor - Shunpookan North Carolina


Started training in martial arts in 1977

Experience in Aikido, Systema

Training in Aikido since 2014

Steve Austin

1st Kyu

Assistant Instructor - Shunpookan North Carolina


Started training in martial arts in 1997

Experience in Aikido

Training in Aikido since 2013