Our dojo is blessed with a growing lineup of instructors. Each instructor comes to Aikido from a varied background of traditional and sporting martial arts like Judo, Karate, Muay Thai, Jujutsu, Silat, Savate, and More. Instructors attend seminars and train regularly in order to maintain their position as instructors and, most importantly, to always provide the best learning experience for students.

Reuven Lirov has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 2008 and currently holds a Sandan, or 3rd degree black belt and Fukushidoin (teaching certification) through the United States Aikido Federation and Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Reuven spent two years as a full time apprentice, or "uchi deshi" to Rick Stickles Shihan at Aikido Schools of New Jersey

Sandan, Fukushidoin

Dojo Cho/Owner, Chief Instructor

Reuven Lirov

Matt Addison started training Aikido under Sensei Gina Boccolucci in Tampa prior to his move across the bay. Matt currently holds the rank of 1st kyu (brown belt equivalent) and heads up the dojo's childrens program under the guidance of chief instructor Reuven Lirov Sensei.

1st Kyu, Assistant Instructor, Childrens Program Director

Matt Addison

Òscar Ortega Izquierdo was born in Rotterdam (Netherland), on December 6, 1964 and grew up in Barcelona (Catalonia), where he started practicing Aikido in 1998.

4th Dan, Senior Instructor

Oscar Ortega


Our dojo is blessed with Aikidoka with decades of experience who have graciously agreed to donate their time when able, to teach special classes focused on broadening our student's Aikido training. These are opportunities never to miss.


Dale started his Aikido Training in 1992 while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He has trained in multiple federations and holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) with the World Aikikai Headquarters in Japan via the United States Aikido Federation. Additionally, Dale has rankings in a number of other martial arts including another Aikido federation, Nihon Goshin Aikido. He enjoys traveling and training with numerous instructors throughout the US. Sensei Dale is currently dojo cho at Aikido of Hernando County when not teaching at Pinellas County Aikikai. 

3rd Dan, Guest Instructor

Dojo Cho Aikido of Hernando County

Dale Roznowski


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Clearwater, FL 33765

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