Juan R. Alberto, Sensei
Sensei has been
involved in the Martial arts on and off all his life. He
began his first martial arts training at the age of 7 in Judo at Hialeah
Judo School under Raul Guash, Sensei. He later trained
in Nisei Goju Ryu under Juan Sagaro, Sensei at Tracy's Karate and later at Twin Dragon Dojo as well as
Chinese Kenpo and also under Master Manny Reyes, and Sifu Rey Irrizarry in American Kenpo.
He was introduced to Aikido upon his wanting to pursue his
Martial Arts training. Juan Alberto began his Aikido
training in 1995.
Juan Alberto has been training in Aikido for the last 20 years.
Juan Alberto, Sensei has also taught seminars in Connecticut and Florida.
In his pursuit to expand his Aikido training Juan Alberto, Sensei continues
to attend seminars regularly. His favorite seminars to attend are taught by
Hiroshi Ikeda, Shihan, Michael Moreno, Shihan, a direct student of Kisshomaru
Ueshiba and Henry Kono, Sensei whom was a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, O'Sensei. Wendy Whited, Sensei
7th Dan and George Ledyard,
Sensei 7th Dan of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, and Micheline Tissier 6th Dan
of France. Alberto Sensei, also enjoys training with Greg O'Connor, Sensei
Chief Instructor of Aikido Centers of New Jersey and Tim Vazquez of
Aikido Center of Manasquan. Alberto Sensei, is a believer
that Federations are not something to keep Aikidoka from experiencing other
Sensei but rather to help promote the diversity of Sensei from one
Federation to the other. Alberto Sensei exposes his student to different
Sensei regardless of Federation affiliations and not limiting his students
to any one Federation.
Juan Alberto, Sensei has also had the honor and pleasure to be invited to
teach along side of Dr. Alan Drysdale, Sensei of Enmei Dojo in Titusville,
Florida, And as a guest sensei along side of Steve Fasen 6th
Dan Aikikai of
Shindai Aikikai Aikido Dojo in Orlando, Florida.
Currently, Juan Alberto,
Sensei is a student of Michael Moreno, 6th Dan Aikikai Shihan who was a student of
Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Ni-Dai Doshu at Hombu Dojo Japan. Juan Alberto, Sensei
holds the rank of Yon-dan (4th Degree Black Belt) from Aikido World headquarters (Aikikai) and also a Shidoin
certificate from the American Aikikai Federation under
Michael Moreno, Sensei, 6th Dan Aikikai Shihan.