Sensei Kathy Fitzgibbon

Sensei Kathy Fitzgibbon

Kathy Fitzgibbon Sensei started Aikido in 1976 and tested for 5th kyu under Kanai Sensei. Her training began in earnest in 1978 as Lou Perriello Sensei’s first student upon the opening of Northeast Aikikai.

As members of the USAF, operated by Kanai Sensei of Cambridge, MA and Yamada Sensei of New York, NY, Fitzgibbon Sensei advanced to the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt).

In 1996, Northeast Aikikai joined the American Aikido Association, operated by Toyoda Shihan Sensei of Chicago, IL. Fitzgibbon Sensei was the second person in that organization to test for the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) at the request of Toyoda Shihan Sensei and Perriello Sensei. In 2012 she was promoted to Godan (5th degree black belt) by Stephen Toyoda Sensei and Lou Perriello Sensei.

Sensei Kathy Fitzgibbon

 

Sensei Kathy Fitzgibbon

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