Aikido of Red Bank

Lee Alexander, Sandan (3rd degree black belt), Fukushidoin (certified "Assistant Instructor" by the U.S. Aikido Federation)

Lee Alexander
Lee began studying Aikido by watching the opening class of Aikido of Red Bank on April 8, 2002. He joined the dojo that night and has been training ever since. With no previous martial arts background, he began training as much as his schedule would allow. He achieved the rank of Shodan (first degree black belt) in 2008. He volunteers a considerable amount of time to the dojo and was instrumental in helping to secure and decorate our beautiful new space. His background in Corporate America spans 34 years in Telecommunications and Information Technology at IBM and the Bell System. He retired in 1999 and lives in Lincroft with his wife Mary. He has been training in Kuntaw Kali Kruzada under Maestro Rich Acosta since 2013. Lee also studies "Battodo", a Japanese sword art, under Sensei Russ Gordon. He is an active woodworker and teaches woodturning in his shop. He plays golf any time the weather permits, practices yoga daily, and has entirely too much fun.