Nicole Di Bernardo Sensei
Chief Instructor, Sandan
Chief Instructor, Nicole Di Bernardo Sensei, began her Aikido training in 2000 while attending the Univerisity of Wisconsin- La Crosse. She had seen a poster on campus advertising an Aikido demonstration by the local dojo. Having had an avid interest in martial arts for years, she went to check it out. The rest is history, as they say.
In 2009, as part of a collaborative endeavor to open a dojo, Di Bernardo Sensei facilitated the start of a student Aikido club at the West Bend High School where she teaches. She has served as both the senior senpai and as an instructor since that time.
Di Bernardo Sensei has trained around the country, and in London, England while living there for a semester in college. She regularly attends Aikido seminars with Wendy Whited Sensei and other senior ASU instructors. She is an attendee of week long summer camps in Colorado and Washington DC.