Terry McCarthy, Sensei, Yondan                                                  

YEARS IN PRACTICE:59

OTHER RANKS HELD: Nidan, Fujitsuryu jiujitsu, Shodan, Japanese Kenpo karate, Shodan, judo. P.O.S.T> certified police arrest and control instructor, certified ASP baton instructor, certified Riot/crowd control instructor. 

BIOGRAPHY: Originally from New York City, I began  Japanese Martial Arts in 1960. I am a Navy Veteran and a retired Police Sergeant. Currently, I work as a background investigator for a local police department.  I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States and a piper for the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society.


Joseph "Jay" Marconi, Sensei,  Sandan 

YEARS IN PRACTICE: 11

Joe Marconi, Sensei

“General screw off that wandered into the wrong room and got lucky no one noticed while he passed an insanity evaluation”

With no other formal training in the martial arts, Joseph enrolled in Beginning Aikido in January 2007 under the direction of Sensei Thomas Van Cise. In May 2012, Joseph completed his black belt training under Head Sensei Terry McCarthy and founding Sensei Elise Simmons.

During the years from 2007 to 2012, Joseph assisted with the instruction of students in both the Youth and Beginner Aikido classes.

Joseph moved to Corona in 1998 and lives with his wife Kathy and their two sons Alex and Andrew.

Personal Quotes:

“I feel honored to be instructed by such traditionally decorated and extremely knowledgeable Senseis.”

“My goal is to continue as an Aikidoka, training others to incorporate martial arts into everyday life in order to create a more peaceful world!”


David King, Sensei,  Sandan  (Fudo Shin Tai, Enmeikan, Yoshinkan Aikido)            

YEARS IN PRACTICE: 39

OTHER RANKS HELD:   Shodan- Martial Arts Program, Victor Valley College and Shodan- Budoshin Jujitsu

In 1980 I began training in Yoshinkan Aikido and by 1986, achieved the rank of Shodan. Two years later, I earned the rank of Nidan. 

1990 saw me training for the city of Norco's Parks and Recreations Department and concurrently trained with Toot Sensei at Budoshin Jujitsu in Claremont. In December of 1992, I was presented with the rank of Shodan. 

I combined the two styles into one approach and founded my own school. I taught this style at the Norco Self-Defense School from 1995 to 2010; after which I returned to the Norco Parks and Recreation.


Michael Rossi, Sensei,  Sandan  (Fudo Shin Tai, Enmeikan)                       

YEARS IN PRACTICE: 19

Aikido is my first martial art practiced, a gateway to discipline and patience.

I've spent a vast majority of my life in Southern California. I work as a Purchasing professional and used to own a couple of retail stores in the Southland. 

Aikido has been a great help in becoming more flexible, focused, and patient.


Allison Lim, Sensei,  Shodan  (Fudo Shintai)                       


YEARS IN PRACTICE: 10

Allison's Bio is forthcoming. Allison is the first student to go from our Junior Class to Adult Class and earn her Shodan. She is currently a student at a University in California.






Timothy Fuentes, Sensei,  Shodan  (Fudo Shintai)                       

YEARS IN PRACTICE: 7

From the age of ten years old, I have had an interest in martial arts. Although, at first, I was only into boxing, but I tried Kenpo Karate and then Shotokan Karate; to which my brother Vince and my father both have their Shodan in Shotokan Karate. Unfortunately, neither boxing, Kenpo or Shotokan Karate captivated my interests; nevertheless, I still polish my striking techniques from all three. 

In 2012, after I had just entered Norco College, my father insisted I try Aikido at the Fudo Shin Tai Aikido Dojo in Corona, CA. My father was a brown belt in Yoshinkan Aikido but did not continue for personal reasons. Ever since I started on September 20th, 2012, my journey has never been the same. The journey in becoming an Aikidoka was hard, due to the rigorous trainings and many mistakes I made. However, by the guidance of my father and my senseis, I eventually became a Shodan since December 19th, 2019. Now, I endeavor to continue training others and myself to discipline ourselves for preventing conflict and restoring harmony. 

In addition, I am an aspiring Harvard scholar, working towards my BA in Liberal Arts (although as a history major) from Harvard Extension School. I eventually plan to obtain my MA and my Ph.D. in History from Harvard University to become a future historian for the Smithsonian Institute.

Kim Chi Teng, Sensei,  Shodan

YEARS IN PRACTICE:16

My name is Kim Chi Teng. I was born in 1959 in Saigon, Vietnam.

Mid 1979, I escaped my country by boat and stayed 3 months in a refugee camp in Indonesia.

  •       September 1979 came and lived in the United States
  •       1980 - 1990 worked in a theme restaurant in Disneyland
  •       1986 married my husband who is a nurse
  •  1988 graduated with a B.A. degree in Management Information Systems from California State University at Fullerton
  • 1990 - 1995 worked as a System Administrator for VAX system; supported CAD end users for Xerox Corporation
  • Mid 2000, signed up for beginning Aikido class at Corona, California parks and community services

      November, 2007   Achieved Shodan (First Degree Black Belt) in Fudo Shin Tai Aikido