|Hoa Newens Sensei, chief instructor of Aikido Institute of Davies, has trained and taught Aikido since 1967 and is ranked black belt 7th degree by World Headquarters. Throughout the years, he studied with Sensei Dang Thong Phong, 6th dan, Seiichi Sugano, 8th dan, and the late Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. Newens Sensei is the former head of Aikido Institute Oakland. In addition to directing Aikido Institute Davis, he currently serves on the board of Takemusu Aikido Association a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting Aikido. He has also trained in Wu Tai Chi and Chi Kung since 1987. Newens Sensei has published the most comprehensive series of Aikido DVDs entitled Aikido Curriculum and consisting of seven professionally produced DVDs.