Aaron Cass started the kids program in 2013 with his children, Adrian and Hana, and a few of their friends. Since then the program has flourished, and Aaron has enjoyed watching the kids continue to train, grow and have fun. Outside the dojo, Aaron is a high school English teacher.
Doug Kumph has been a longstanding member of Portsmouth Aikido, and he began teaching kids classes in 2014 when his son, Colby, joined the program. His kind, thoughtful teaching style makes kids feel welcome and ensures that each student will get the instruction that just right for them.
Lou Bressan has been studying the martial arts since he was young. We were lucky enough to have him start teaching in the kids program when his children, Matthew and Madelena, joined the dojo. Always conscientious to make sure the kids are learning effective technique, he also knows how to have fun and the kids have a blast with him.
Mike Fadden is our resident teddy bear. The kids go to him like a magnet and love his warm, friendly glow. Mike began training with us in the adult Aikido program in 2010, and we're happy to have him teaching in our kids program now.