Suncoast Aikido is proud to have as its chief instructor Shichidan Dennis J. Meno. Mr. Meno is a 7th degree black belt and started his training in 1966. He has spent many years studying under Yamada Sensei, Kanai Sensei, Tohei Sensei and Chiba Sensei. He has also trained in Japan at Hombu dojo and participated in the All Japan Aikido demonstration at the Budokan. Mr. Meno also holds the title Shihan and is a certified teacher through out the world and the United States Aikido Federation