Roy Johnston, 5th degree Black Belt, has been studying Aikido for over 25 years with Robert Nadeau, Shihan. He began his martial arts training in Goshin-Do Karate in the early 70's in New Jersey. His transition to Aikido, with its exploration as a budo of peace, coincided with his lifelong interest and work in the field of personal transformation.
Roy is certified in Interactive Guided Imagery and has degrees in Psychology and Consciousness Studies. He has served on executive boards and is a trusted confidant, coach and manager. Roy currently uses his Aikido skills as a mediator for UCSF, where he works as a manager in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.