Aikido of Red Bank

John Murdoch, Nidan (2nd degree black belt)

John Murdoch
John began practicing at Aikido of Red Bank in 2005. Prior to practicing aikido, John studied Isshinryu Karate and kendo. In addition to regularly attending aikido seminars to deepen his understanding of the art, John has studied Kuntaw Kali Kruzada under Maestro Rich Acosta since October 2012. Through his training, John seeks to understand the practical and philosophical applications of aikido both in the dojo and in his personal life. He believes that O’Sensei’s charge to make the world a better place may be achieved by dedicated practice and adherence to aikido’s principles of blending, harmonizing and reconciliation. John is Counsel to the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. where he practices corporate law and health law.