Martha Levenson Sensei

Photo by Blake Hutchinson
Martha Levenson is Chief Instructor at One World Aikido.

An aikido practitioner for 25 years, she holds the rank of yondan, or fourth degree black belt. Martha has enjoyed her more than 18 years of teaching both adults and children. She is a leader in teaching aikido to children. Martha has a special interest in working with children with learning challenges. You may download her paper on aikido for kids with Asperger's Syndrome by clicking here.

Martha's aikido practice has been strongly influenced by Mitsugi Saotome Sensei, John Stevens Sensei, Frank Ostoff Sensei, and Jan Nevelius Sensei. You may read about these instructors by clicking on their pictures below. Her personal philosophy is that aikido is a path for personal growth and transformation. She believes that, "by connecting from the heart with others we learn about ourselves."

Jan Nevelius Sensei
Frank Ostoff Sensei
Photo by Gus McBride John Stevens Sensei
Photo by Gus McBride Mitsugi Saotome Sensei


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