Began training with Sensei Robert B. MacEwen, Jr. in 1982 in Middletown, NY. He earned his first degree Black Belt in August, 1989 and his second degree black belt in 1999.
During college at Suny Albany, he started the SUNYA Aikido Club with Sensei Earl Layumas. In October 12, 1992 he opened the Aikido School of Self Defense.
In 2009, he left the Nihon Goshin Aikido Association and created Kaizen Aikido. He is now ranked as a San-Dan, or 3rd degree black belt. He received his San-Dan through a testing committee of higher ranked martial artists made up of various styles.
Sensei Dave Clarke
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