Heindrick Yu

Heindrick (nidan) began his aikido training in 2002, shortly after Ikazuchi Dojo was founded. He has been deeply committed to the training and development of the dojo’s students since becoming an instructor when he received his black belt from Matsuoka Sensei in 2008.

Heinz had self-defense as his primary goal for taking up martial arts. The non-competitive nature of aikido appealed to him and as he trained more, he realized his practice improved many facets of his life such as health, overall wellbeing, and the ability to maintain a calm mind in stressful situations.