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Atlantic Martial Arts offers classes in Aikido at the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland.

Aikido Class Schedule
   Saturday 9:00 to 10:30 AM

The Aikido program is run by Jeffrey M. Mims, Yondan, and supervised by Brian Sutherland, Godan. Students are recognized by Aikido America International, the Japan Aikido Association and the United States Judo Association for Judo.

Sensei Jeff has been practicing and teaching martial arts since 1984. He is recognized by the Japan Aikido Association as a fourth degree black belt in Aikido. He also holds black belts in Karate and Judo, and a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Pedro Sauer.

Jeff has trained in a variety of arts throughout the country under many teachers, and has taught seminars in Aikido and Self-Defense throughout the east coast. He often works with groups to enhance their knowledge and skills in self-protection, including law enforcement, corrections, the military, and colleges.

Over the past decade Jeff has taught Aikido and self-defense to active members of the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, Federal Police, US Secret Service, Maryland State Police, Maryland State Transportation Authority Police, Baltimore County Police, Baltimore City Police, Howard County Police, Anne Arundel County Police, members of various other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, correctional officers, bail bondsman, executive bodyguards, private security guards, security personnel in psychiatric hospitals, and many others.

Sensei Brian Sutherland is recogonized by the Japan Aikido Association as a fifth degree black belt. He also holds a third degree black belt in Judo as well as a black belt in Karate. Sensei Brian has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 1974.

Brian is a nationally certified Police Self-Defense instructor with the United States Karate Association as well as a Psycho-Motor Skill Design Instructor with the Justice System Training Association. He has taught self-defense at many organizations throughout the United States including the US Customs Service, the US Justice Department, Saint Elizabeth’s Mental Hospital, Atlanta's Federal Prison System, the National Institute of Corrections, Georgetown University, UMBC, as well as many Baltimore City and County public schools and several local YMCAs.

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