- Category: Dojo
- Published: 26 February 2010
(Note that at present classes are running on a reduced schedule since Judith has taken up a position in Liverpool. The Friday classes are taught by Martin Mathieu, 2nd Dan Aikikai who also teaches in the Aiki Dojo Downpatrick http://www.add.aikidoinireland.org/ )
In 2004, Judith moved to Philadelphia and found the Philadelphia Aikikai. Under the instruction of the late Henry Smith Shihan, 6th Dan, she began her Aikido training. In January 2009, Judith was promoted to the rank of 1st Dan Aikikai by Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan in his New York headquarters and she moved back to Belfast three days later.