The Augusta Aikido Club has been in operation since 1989. Our first classes were held
at the Westside YMCA on Wheeler Road, the facility that is now the home of the Wilson Family
YMCA. In 1992 we moved to the YWCA a few blocks east on Wheeler Road. When the YWCA
was closed in 2004 we moved to the Synergy Center on Central Avenue. When that
facility closed in 2005 we moved a few blocks north to our current home at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue.
Darrell Tangman, 7th Dan|
Shihan, United States Aikido Federation. Began training under professor
Taitetsu Unno in 1970, while a graduate student at the University of Illinois in
Urbana. Major influences include
Rodney Grantham (Aikido Center of Atlanta),
and Shoji Seki (Aikikai Hombu Dojo, via M.A.F. summer camp).
Formerly Chief Instructor at Twin Cities Aikido Center
and President of the Midwest Aikido Federation.
Also teaches at Aikido
Center of Atlanta.
Lamar Sanders, 5th Dan|
Chief Instructor, Columbia Aikikai.
Usually teaches here on the first Monday each month.
McLowery Elrod, Shodan (1st dan)|
The founder of the Augusta Aikido Club. Dr. Elrod has relocated to the
Peter Shorall, 3rd Kyu|
Peter Shorall was the assistant instructor following Dr. Elrod's departure through
2006; he passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2015.