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Amos Lee Parker Shihan Clinic
by Steven Miranda

Amos Lee Parker and Steven Miranda above

Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento recently hosted 3 Aikido clinics featuring Amos Lee Parker Shihan. These clinics took place from April 19 - 21, 2001 at our dojo in Orangevale, CA. Pictures from this event have been posted at the Seikeikan dojo website, which can be found at

Parker Shihan is a student of Yoshinkan Aikido's most senior instructor and co-founder, Kiyoyuki Terada Saikoo Shihan and spent 35 years training in and around Yokohama, Japan. Parker Shihan is the highest ranking non-Japanese Yoshinkan instructor in the world and is currently based out of Houston, Texas. 

During his three day visit to our dojo, Parker Shihan tested and passed members of the Seikeikan dojo to higher kyu ranks. His trip also included two private sessions held at our sensei's home and included members of the Seikeikan dojo and our Yoshinkan visitors from Medford, OR. We are all very grateful to Parker Shihan for the time he spent with us an look forward to his return.

Steven Miranda, Seikeikan (IYAF) 
Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento  

Many thanks and our appreciation to our friend Steven Miranda for sharing the experience of having the well-respected Amos Lee Parker, Shihan in seminar! 

Cheryl Matrasko is a Network Analyst for the department
of Networking and Communications at a prominent
Chicago hospital. Formerly the LAN Administrator for
Northwestern University Medical School - Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, and assistant LAN Administrator to the previous MIS of the School of Law. 

She started Aikido in 1965, studying under Isao Takahashi
as her first instructor. She enjoyed working out under
many well known Aikido instructors during her tenure with
Takahashi Sensei, and thereafter following his death in
1971. Cheryl has dedicated time with instructors in
Northern Shaolin Long-Fist, Seven Stars Praying Mantis,
and Daito-Ryu Aikijujitsu to extend her martial arts
education and perspectives. Currently, she is instructing
Aikido at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus and
supporting Aikido World Journal.


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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
(C. Matrasko as uke)
1978 C. Matrasko

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