DEREK RIKIO REYNOLDS SENSEI
Currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Aikido. He started his Aikido training in 1991 after leaving the US Navy, returning home to California at Aikido of North County with Ken MacBeth Sensei. Under the guidance of Fumio Toyoda Shihan (Rokudan – 6th degree black belt) and the Aikido Association of America, Derek Sense received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1996. He started teaching at Aikido of North County and was promoted to Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in 1999.
In 2007, Derek Sense moved to Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently a student of Andrew Sato Shihan (Nanadan, 7th degree black belt) and is affiliated with his organization, the Aikido World Alliance (AWA). Derek Sense also holds the rank of Shodan in Hojutsu Ryu, training with Roy Uttech (4th Dan) and Steve McDaniel (4th Dan) senses in Anchorage. Additionally, Derek Sense trains in laido with Masayusa Ando Sensei (7th Dan), also in Anchorage. In the spring of 2015, he and his wife (Rachelle Revnolds Sensei) opened Aikido of Alaska.
RACHELLE REYNOLDS SENSEI