Andrzej Siwkiewicz Sensei
Andrzej Siwkiewicz, 4th Degree Black Belt
Andrzej Siwkiewicz Sensei began his martial arts training in Poland studying Tai Chi Chuan and Hung Gar style of Kung Fu. In 1983 he joined Warsaw University Aikido Club and trained under Roman Hoffman Sensei. In early 1989 he moved to West Berlin where he trained in the Gerhard Walter Shihan’s Aikido-Zen Institute in Kreuzberg.
After moving to the United States, Siwkiewicz Sensei continued his Aikido practice in Rochester, NY. In 1997 he joined Cleveland Aikikai and in 2001 he received Shodan rank from Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan. In 2016 he was promoted to Yondan by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. He is also holding Shodan in Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jutsu awarded by Antonino Certa Shihan.
Since 2005 Siwkiewicz Sensei has been teaching classes in Cleveland Aikikai as well as the Oberlin Aikido Club where he is also hosting seminars with visiting instructors as the head instructor of the Oberlin Aikikai. He frequently travels visiting dojos in US, Europe and Asia, attending seminars, studying with instructors and students around the world..