Steve Schneid began his Aikido studies in 1975 under the direct instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and has continued this association ever since. He currently holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree black belt). In addition to training in Aikido, Steve is an Optometrist operating two office in Washington, DC and Maryland.
Steve has been a major contributor lending a hand in the operations of the dojo, supporting camps, and assisting with Sensei’s accommodations. We are grateful for his expertise and care, especially looking after many members’ eyes. He can often be found during mid-morning classes, seminars, and when he’s helping care for the dojo and its many members.