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CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - S. Diane Deskin, Sensei

D Deskin Sensei - Weapons Seminar

Diane Deskin Sensei holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt), Shidoin (Instructor Certificate), from the USAF Western Region under T. K. Chiba, Shihan.  Deskin Sensei began Aikido training in Santa Fe, NM under the teaching of Rihab Yaqub Sensei. She started training with K. Chiba Shihan in 1995 at San Diego Aikikai. As a personal student of Chiba Sensei, Deskin Sensei trained intensely in Aikido, Aiki-weapons and Iaido. She graduated from the San Diego Aikikai Kenshusei program in 2001 as a professional Aikido instructor, with a thorough understanding of Aiki–weapons and as an instructor in Iaido.

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR - Jim Davis

Jim Davis - Bokken

Jim Davis began Aikido training here in Tucson in 1969. As a first degree black belt, he affiliated himself with K. Chiba Shihan and started serious training.  After receiving his Master's Degree in clinical psychology, Jim trained and taught at several USAF Western Region dojos in central California, including the Moving Centre, Aikido of Santa Barbara, Central Coast Aikikai, Aikido of Taft. 

Jim presently holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) and Shidoin (Certified Instructor). He is affiliated with the USAF Western Region under K. Chiba Shihan.

CHILDREN'S CLASS INSTRUCTOR - Murphy Davis

Murphy Davis

Murphy Davis has over twenty years of training in Aikido and is affiliated with the US Aikido Federation, Western Region.  Murphy, a third degree black belt (Sandan) is the instructor for the Children's Aikido Classes.  She has been teaching Aikido to children since 1991.

2802 N El Burrito Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone: (520) 609-8227