Instructors of Children

Head Instructor

Jeff Hempel

Jeff is the senior student in the dojo and has been studying at the school since 1987. He is the father of three children and has been co-instructing the children’s classes from the start. He took over the role of Head Instructor of our children’s program in 2004 from Mark Uttech, who now runs his own school in Marshall. Jeff is also the head instructor of East Madison Karate, which practices in our dojo three times a week.

Photo of Jeff Hempel Sensei, Instructor at Aikido of Madison

Assistant Instructors

Karen Anderson (shodan), Stacy Saph (shodan), and Justin Moebus (shodan) assist regularly in the Children’s program.


Karen Anderson

Photo of Karen Anderson Sensei, Instructor at Aikido of Madison

Stacy Saph

Photo of Stacy Saph Sensei, Instructor at Aikido of Madison

Justin Moebus

Photo of Justin Moebus Sensei, Instructor at Aikido of Madison