Aikido of Red Bank

James Shaffer, Yondan (4th degree black belt), co-Chief Instructor of Long Beach Island Aikikai, Shidoin (certified "Instructor" by the U.S. Aikido Federation)

James Shaffer
James is a student of martial arts from childhood, who began practicing Aikido in 1998 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Aikido Club. Shortly after, he served as soto deshi under Chester Griffin of the Long Beach Island Aikikai. A move north took him to Aikido Schools of New Jersey in Roselle Park under the direction of Shihan Richard Stickles. Upon another move to Manhattan, he became a member of the New York Aikikai. Now back in New Jersey, he splits his time on the instructional staff at Long Beach Island Aikikai, Aikido Schools of New Jersey and Aikido of Red Bank.