Senpai Kwon's Bio
Andrew "Kwon" Maminta - 1st Degree Black Belt
His students say: "He teaches with endless patience."
"His Aikido is fast and powerful - those who train with him bear the unique marks of stability that Andrew possesses."
Andrew Maminta (aka "Kwon") has been training in Aikido since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a BS in Finance and currently works for West Corp, in Client Services. He has dabbled in a few different martial arts including Judo, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Capoeira, and Tae Kwon Do, but considers Aikido to be his main focus and primary art. Andrew teaches on Thursday nights.
Andrew is highly grounded in his technique. His balance is evident even in the way he walks onto the mat. He is currently preparing for his "Nidan" (second degree black belt) test.
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