July 21, 2019 – Atlanta.  Sato sensei honored us by teaching the inaugural class of Atlanta Aikido Association.  Nearly the entire dojo community was on the mat to celebrate the opening of our new home.  It was the first session of a 3-day seminar that culminated in the black belt tests for Deboarah Philapeck, Sabina Moranto, and Maxwell Binder.

“You’ve got a warm and inviting place to train,” said Sato sensei as he wrapped up the seminar.  “It really warms my heart to see your dojo thrive.”  Thank you Sato sensei for being a part of growth.