Dennis Embert, Chief Instructor
Dennis Embert Sensei is a 6th degree black belt in Kokikai Aikido. He has be practicing Kokikai for over 28 years and is a direct student of Shuji Maruyama Sensei, Master of Aikido and the President and Founder of Aikido Kokikai International.
Embert Sensei is responsible for Aikido Schools across the United States in California, Washington, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,and Internationally in Russia.
Embert Sensei regularly gives Aikido Seminars across the Country and Internationally.
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, Instructor
Amy J. Embert Sensei is a 4th degree black belt in Kokikai AIkido. She has been practicing Kokikai for over 17 yeares 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 done Aikido Seminars in Seattle Washington.
In addition to Aikido, Amy Embert Sensei has a Physics Degree and a Jurors Doctorate from Rutgers University works as a Intellectual Property Attorney.
Eduardo Chavez, Instructor
I've practiced in Aikido for several years in the San Francisco Bay Area and had the chance to practice with Maruyama Sensei for a year and a half in Nagoya Japan. It was a very humbling experience and hope to bring a lot of it to Kokikai Silicon Valley.
One of my favorite comments that Maruyama Sensei would always tell us is to "throw away one's impurities". To me it's an important message I take with me in and out of the Dojo.
See you on the mat!