Rick Berry Sensei has trained in the martial arts since 1965. He received his black belt in a Tae Kwon Do system called “Ji Do Kwan” in 1969. He has taught over 2,000 students as a Tae Kwon Do instructor, and has promoted 22 black belt students.

Rick Berry Sensei has trained in Aikido for over 20 years, and achieved 1st degree black belt rank in 1990. He was designated as regional coordinator for the tri-state area in 1996, and promoted to 5th degree black belt by Shuji Maruyama Sensei in August 2001. Rick teaches Aikido at Swarthmore College in the PE department, and many of the classes at the Wilmington dojo.

Present Rank:
2nd dan (2nd degree black belt) in Ji Do Kwan / Tae Kwan Do
Founder of the Quiet Storm System of Ji Do Kwan / Tae Kwon Do
6th dan (6th degree black belt) in Aikido Kokikai ryu
7th dan, Sanuces Ryu System of Ju Jutsu

Sensei Berry is the author of Stepping off the Mat, published in 2004.

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Sensei Rick Berry’s thoughts on the martial arts in general, aikido in particular, and life at large.