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member dojo of the United States Aikido Federation

Dojo Cho

 

Noel Murphy began studying aikido in 1992. He received all his kyu ranks from the late Akira Tohei Shihan.

 

In 1998, he received shodan after testing under Tohei Sensei at the Midwest Aikido Center in Chicago. He later received his nidan at Florida Winter Camp under Y. Yamada Shihan in 2002. In 2006, Murphy Sensei tested for sandan under Yamada Sensei. After a year-long setback, successfully battling lymphoma, he has rededicated himself to teaching aikido. Murphy Sensei was recommended for promotion to yondan in January 2012, and has since been recognized as a USAF Shidoin, or certified instructor. Noel Murphy was promoted to the rank of godan in January 2017. He continues to run a dojo in central San Antonio, Alamo Area Aikikai at the D. R. Semmes YMCA.

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Instructor

 

Angel Murphy began studying aikido at Aikido of San Antonio in January of 1994. She received all of her kyu ranks from the late Akira Tohei Shihan.  After a year-long moratorium following the passing of Tohei Shihan, she received her shodan from Hayato Osawa Shihan at the M.A.F. Summer Camp in 2000. At the 2004 Florida Winter Camp, Angel received her nidan from Yamada Sensei.

 

After a brief hiatus raising her daughter, she returned to test and receive her sandan in October 2012 from Harvey Konigsberg Shihan. She has since received the title of Shidoin, certified instructor. Angel Murphy was promoted to the rank of yondan (4th degree) in January 2017. She currently serves as instructor at Alamo Area Aikikai.

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