Brian began coaching Aikido at Gold Star in the summer of 2014. He is a 5th 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. He 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. Even with all his accomplishments, Brian’s greatest goal still alludes him … to learn how to ollie on a skateboard.