Matt Bridi Sensei started training in Aikido in early 1993 with David Goldberg Sensei. His love for the art was immediate and deep, and by early 1995 he was living as an uchi deshi in the Germantown Pike dojo. During this time he was exposed to many influential teachers within ASU and other Aikido schools, as many trips were made to Boston, Washington DC, Florida, New York and more.
One of these teachers was Lia Suzuki Sensei, who he met on one of her visits to the USA from Japan. When Suzuki Sensei moved back to the United States in early 1996 Matt Sensei’s interested in her dynamic way of training deepened, and by mid 1996 he had been accepted as one of her students. After Suzuki Sensei moved to the west coast he followed her there a short time later, and spent 14 years in Santa Barbara under her tutelage. In his 25 years as a student of Suzuki Sensei Matt Sensei has been very fortunate to train with many teachers greatly influenced by Yamaguchi Shihan in Canada, the US, and Japan.
Matt Sensei has attained all 4 of his Dan rankings under Suzuki Sensei and Takeda Shihan, and is the longest continuing student of Suzuki Sensei.
Matt Bridi Sensei, a student of Lia Suzuki Sensei, will share his ideas on body alignment and ashi sabaki.
What to Bring to Class
Please bring a shoto (or tanto) and jo.
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The seminar is by donation, and all proceeds will go to support our work as we continue to bring this practice into the world.
Suggested donation: $15-35
(If that’s too much, pay whatever feels comfortable. If you’re feeling a financial squeeze just come to class.)
Beginners are warmly welcome.
We look forward to practicing with you later today!
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Chief Instructor/Dojo Cho
New Orleans, LA, USA