Jack Richford has been doing aikido for more than 25 years. He began his training under Eric Humphreys Sensei in Richmond, VA, in 1989. Eric Sensei is a student of Gaku Homma Sensei, Aikido Nippon Kan, Denver, Colorado. In 1994, Jack received the rank of Shodan from Bill Witt Shihan.


In 1996 Jack began training with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. Jack is a founding member of Aikido in the Fan, Richmond, VA. In 2009, Jack was promoted to the rank of Nidan.


Jack is assisted by Ted Kendris, who is also affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. He began his training in 1993 with Arthur Benjamin Sensei, Evanston, Illinois and continued with Pierre Gosselin Sensei (Shidoin, USAF) before returning to Illinois for a few years. He has also trained with a number of outstanding aikido practitioners in Illinois, New York, and Québec, Canada. Ted was awarded the rank of Shodan in 2010.


Jack and Ted continue their training at Aikido West Reading and at other leading dojos affiliated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.

Sensei Jack Richford and Sensei Ted Kendris

Sensei Jack Richford


Sensei Ted Kendris