- Category: Dojo
- Published: 26 February 2010
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.