Teachers

AlejAndro Anastasio Sensei, 3rd Dan
AlejAndro Anastasio Sensei currently holds the rank of Sandan or third degree black under the guidance of Aikido Shimbokukai and Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He has over 23 years of Aikido experience and training. He owned and operated a full-time professional Aikido dojo for 10 years and has traveled extensively to further his understanding of Aikido and to share that knowledge with his students.

 

 

 

 

Bryan Banta Sensei, 1st Dan
Bryan has been training in Aikido for over 20 years achieving his black belt through CAA Aikido West under Frank Doran Sensei. His home dojo was based in Northern California under the instruction of Peter Arno Sensei and Dave Brigham Sensei. Bryan enjoys giving back to his community and devoting his time whenever possible to help others. As an instructor, Bryan blends his experience and background with the fundamental principles of Aikido to create a positive environment where students from all walks of life can have fun and explore the amazing and rewarding path of the martial arts.

 

 

David Zuercher Sensei, 1st Dan
David started Aikido training in June 2005 with AlejAndro Anastasio Sensei. He was promoted to Shodan in September 2009 under the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) and Aikido World Headquarters. After a year-long hiatus David began teaching small groups in informal classes until eventually meeting Bryan Banta Sensei. David and Bryan taught together in Eagle, ID for a while before being re-joined by AlejAndro Sensei. Now all three are working to grow the Idaho Aikido community.