I’m Matt 

Matthew Bourbon is currently a nidan who started training in Aikido under Hideki Shiohira, Shihan in San Francisco, California. He continued his training at Aikido of Denton after moving from New York City to Texas in 2000.

Bourbon is also a practitioner of zazen and is the co-founder of Iron Bell Zen, a Buddhist sitting group that meets at the dojo on Tuesday evenings.

He is a professional artist, art critic and an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Texas.

Aikido Instructor | Iron Bell

Matthew Bourbon


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