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 Organizational Structure

New appointment for the AWA by Sato sensei is the 2008 - 2015 Technical & Instructor Committee. The listed instructors have been asked to help support the AWA by co instructing at national AWA events, acting as national test committee at such events and providing support to local dojo when asked. They each bring their unique style & experience along with deep understanding of Sato sensei's Aikido to the AWA which will enhance the growth and development of the organization. As the AWA grows other instructors will be listed to add their support to the AWA.

Technical & Instructor Committee

  • Julio Monell - New York Aikido Alliance
  • Laura DeGraff - Kiku Matsu Dojo
  • James Jones - Gyokushinkan Dojo
  • Tomasz Tyszka - Wadokan Dojo (Poland)
  • Toshko Getov - Shiseikan Dojo (Bulgaria)
  • Michael Goodman - Kyushinkan Dojo
  • David Galdamez - Wadokan Dojo (Texas)
  • Josh Paul - Aikido of South Brooklyn
AWA Governing Board

  • Chairman - Andrew M. Sato
  • Director of Operations - Laura DeGraff
  • Secretary - Michael Goodman
  • Members - James Jones, Joel Augustin

National Test Committee
  • Andrew M Sato
  • James Jones
  • Laura DeGraff
  • Julio Monell
  • Michael Goodman
  • David Galdamez
  • Josh Paul
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