Jerome Sensei

MSU Aikido Club Founder – 1974

Jerome Helton-sensei dedicated his life to Kushida-sensei’s Aikido, and he was among the earliest of Americans to train in Aikido. The influence of his teaching is widespread, touching the lives of countless people over decades and even generations since the 1960s. He is missed dearly, but his deep understanding of Aikido, meaningful lessons, unique teaching-style and voice continue to resonate in the lives and minds of many of his former students to this day.  Osu! ~ Steve Sobota-san