Nadine began her study of the art in 2006 at Aikido Kyoto. She continued her studies at Northern Virginia Aikikai on her return to the USA. A visitor to Blacksburg and to Kodokan Aikido at Virginia Tech at various times, Nadine joined the dojo after settling in the area; she was promoted to the rank of Shodan (black belt, first degree) in 2016.

My various instructors and mentors have impressed upon me that Aikido is a conversation. What sort of conversation would we have? I look forward to meeting you on the mat.”