Suzanne Gonzales-Webb Sensei is the Chief Instructor at Desert Aikikai located in Mesa, Arizona---providing instruction in traditional aikido body arts and weapons , utilizing stretching, strength training, and additional conditioning drills to develop physical coordination, flexibility, core strength and endurance for both adults and children. Her classes include the progressive development of students as a whole through basic and advanced Aikido techniques.
Webb Sensei began her Aikido training in Ventura, California under the direction of Nobuo Iseri Shihan in 1992. After moving to San Diego, Webb Sensei continued her Aikido study under TK Chiba Shihan, traveling to local and international seminars, working in the San Diego Aikikai office assisting Mrs. Chiba and the late Hugo Harada, eventually becoming TK Chiba's personal secretary handling much of his worldwide correspondence-until his passing in June 2015
Webb Sensei continues to train regularly at US and International Birankai and USAF-East seminars. She is registered with Hombu Dojo and Birankai North America holding the rank of Yondon (4th Degree Black Belt) and is recognized as a certified instructor (Shidoin) by the Birankai Organization founded by TK Chiba .
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