Eran Vardi Sensei – 5th Dan, Shidoin Senior instructor at the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and InternationalAikido Federation (IAF).
Vardi Sensei is a member of the teaching staff at the renowned headquarters of the USAF, New York Aikikai, where he also trains regularly under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan. Committed to his ongoing Aikido development, he also travels to train with other prominent leaders and teachers of the Aikido communtiy. His teaching style is greatly influenced by Donovan Waite Shihan.
Sensei Eran Junryu Vardi is a certified Zen teacher and an ordained Zen priest, a dharma successor of Roshi Paul Genki Kahn. He is also a co-director of the Aikido-Zen training program and a member of the board of directors at Zen Garland Order.
In addition to heading the dojo, he enhances his primary Aikido career with an active Neuromuscular Massage Therapy practice. The synthesis of these arts has provided him with a unique and insightful understanding of movement and human anatomy.
Each carefully selected ARV Assistant Instructor has cultivated years of dedicated Aikido experience and trains regularly with Vardi Sensei to ensure that all classes remain consistent, effective and of the highest quality.