Assistant Instructor, 2nd Dan Aikido, 4th Dan Iaido
Kevin began his martial arts training in 1976, studying Kanzen Gojuryu under Kyoshi Michael DiRaimondo. He received his 3rd dan in 1993 and has taught Kanzen Goju Karate for several years in Suffolk county.
In the summer of 1991 Kevin was working on a pediatric physical therapy specialization in Burlington Vermont, where he began studying at Vermont Aikido. Upon returning to New York he continued his practice of Aikido at the Bond Street Dojo and later at Aikido of Nassau County. In 1993 Kevin took up training in Muso Jigiden Iaido, or sword techniques, at the Ken Zen Institute. He now holds the rank of 4th dan in this art form, which was presented to him in 2006.
After a 7-year sabbatical from Aikido, Kevin recommenced training at Long Island Aikikai and received his 2nd dan in 2009. He is currently the Dojo’s Iaido instructor.