Brian began coaching Aikido at Gold Star in the summer of 2014. He is a 4th degree black belt and comes to us with more than a decade of teaching across three continents. Before studying Aikido, Brian earned the title of Irish National Champion in gymnastics, and was a nationally ranked coach in the United States, including implementing a conditioning program for the Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Team which was instrumental in helping them to win their first NCAA National Championship in over 20 years. Brian has his Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from San Jose State, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto. He has taught Physics and Mathematics in private and public high schools, including an international school in Japan. Currently his weekdays are spent teaching mathematics, while two afternoons a week and on the weekend he is directing our Aikido program and teaching recreational gymnastics classes. We are extremely excited to have Brian and his expertise bring this new offering to our curriculum.