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Sempai Brandon Valasquez


  The Southern Institute of Aikido is fortunate to have Sempai Brandon Valasquez. Since his first class Brandon has aspired to become a proficient Instructor. We're glad to see all his hard work come to fruition. In addition to his dedication Brandon often teaches the Childrens Classes as well. Brandon is patient and cares very much about all our students. We enjoy having Sempai teach classes given his approach to the fundamentals of the Institute. We are in capable hands with Sempai and appreciate his efforts in making sure the Institute is represented very well. Bradon is currently working on his second degree Black Belt exams and has been training and teaching in the Institute for several years. We are greatful to have good instructors and look forward to many more years with you Brandon. 

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Womens Class Instructor 

  

   The Southern Institute of Aikido recently promoted our new womens instructor apart from Sensei Contreras. Jackie Whitehouse is a dedicated student and recent co-instructor for our institute. Other than her new instructors promotion she is a dedicated student who devotes her attention to making sure the instruction is taught with high regard for it's technical application. Jackie is currently working on her Brown Belt exams. In the meantime, we're very fortunate to have her in our Institute. Jackie is admirable in her determination to help all our incoming students. We are proud to see her ability and confidence increase since joining the Institute. We enjoy working you Jackie and once again congratulations on the new co-instructors promotion.