Our Staff & Lineage
Chief Instructor Brian Mizerak, 6th Dan, Shihan
Brian Mizerak has been practicing Aikido since 1983 and has been an instructor since 1987. He holds the rank of 6th degree black belt and is a Shihan (master instructor) through the United States Aikido Federation.
He trained originally with Irvin Faust, 7 Dan, Shihan, in Albany who gave him a solid base of movement which has allowed him to blend what he has learned from various other instructors. He has trained under Harvey Konigsberg 7 Dan, Shihan for more than 10 years, who has been instrumental in taking his understanding of Aikido to the next level. Brian is an ongoing guest instructor at Albany Aikido.