Wayne Belka

Trustee Emeritus, Aikido Mountain West


Wayne Belka Sensei holds the rank of Yondan in Aikido and has trained in the art since 1987. He obtained his Shodan at the USAF 1995 summer camp under the watchful eyes of T.K. Chiba Shihan. After the dissolution of the USAF affiliated dojo in Salt Lake City, Sensei Belka joined the California Aikido Association (CAA), where he trained under Hugh Young Sensei and Frank Doran Shihan to obtain his Nidan and Sandan rankings. Belka Sensei is now under the tutelage of 7th Dan, Cyndy Hayashi Sensei of the CAA dojo Aikido West in Redwood City, CA.

Always striving for the pinnacle in the art of Aikido, he has attended numerous summer camps and seminars under the direction of such Sensei and Shihan greats as T.K. Chiba, W.I. Shibata, H. Ikeda, and F. Doran and others. A highlight of this quest for knowledge was participating in the 2004 Doshu Seminar in Oakland CA, with O'Sensei's grandson.

In addition, during a recent trip in 2014 to the Hombu Dojo Aikikai headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Belka Sensei trained with both the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and Waka (young) Sensei Mitsuteru.


  • Yondan Certified Aikido Instructor

Teachers and Technical Advisors

Cyndy Hayashi Sensei

  • Rokudan CAA

Veera Kasicherinvat Sensei

  • Godan CAA

Chris Fulkerson Sensei

  • Yondan USAF

Hugh Young Sensei

  • Yondan CAA