Our Instructors

Jay Rifkin

Jay holds a 5th degree black belt in Kokikai Aikido and has been teaching aikido in the Boston area since 1996. He began his practice in New Jersey under Gary Snyder and then Eric Horlbeck, then taught aikido at MIT for many years before opening the Greater Boston branch of Charles River Kokikai Aikido with Dave Wade in 2009. Check out some snapshots of Jay taking ukemi for Horlbeck-san and some of his students.

Paul Selkirk

Paul Selkirk has been practicing aikido since 1998, first at MIT with Dave Comi and Jay Rifkin, and more recently at Charles River with Jay Rifkin and Benjamin Goldstein. He holds a 3rd degree black belt.