Lia Suzuki Sensei
6th Dan Aikikai | USA
Lia Suzuki Sensei trained in Kamakura and Yokohama, Japan with her present teacher and top student of the late grand master Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan, Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan, 8th dan. Suzuki was introduced to Takeda Shihan through her first teacher, William Gleason Sensei, 7th dan.
In addition to teaching aikido classes in Pennsylvania and California, Lia Sensei began pioneering work: She has worked with youth and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues, using aikido as a therapeutic vehicle.