Todd Porter

Todd (nidan) began his aikido training at Ikazuchi Dojo in 2004 and received his nidan from Matsuoka Sensei in 2016.

Initially, Todd was motivated to begin his training as a way of improving physical fitness and mental discipline. However, aikido soon took on a much greater significance in Todd’s life. 

Todd, and his wife, Diane Cu, are published authors, run a successful food photography blog, and operate a professional photography studio, supporting clients such as Whole Foods, La Brea Bakery and Blue Bottle.