Chief Instructor, Rokudan (6th Dan), Shidoin
Laura Pavlick Sensei began practising Aikido in 1981 at the New York Aikikai (NYA) under Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, 8th dan. As a shodan, she was assigned to teach a regularly scheduled class at NYA while also taking several classes daily. In the early 1990s she moved to northwestern Connecticut and opened Litchfield Hills Aikikai, in Bantam, Ct where she has been Chief Instructor since its inception.
In addition to being a featured instructor at seminars, she continues to attend numerous seminar each year taught by Yamada Sensei and some of the most renowned aikido Shihan from the United States, Europe and Japan.
Laura Pavlick Sensei has incorporated the aikido community into her life beyond the mat by holding the position of Director of Operations for the United States Aikido Federation, she is the editor of the online newsletter USAF Aikido Newswww.usafaikidonews.com and serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the USAF.