Heather Gawlick began her training in 1994 and is now a Shihan (master level 6th degree black belt) in Aikido. She founded Shinju Dojo in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1999. She has spent many mat hours at Windsong Dojo in Oklahoma City and went to many seminars hosted by Karl Geis in Houston, Texas.Roy Gawlick started his training in Houston, Texas with Karl Geis in 1997. He is now a godan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido. He opened Lions Gate Aikido in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada in 2001. Heather and Roy met at an Aikido seminar with Karl Geis in Houston. After they married, Heather moved to Vancouver, Canada where they reopened the Dojo together. In 2018, they moved to Longview / Kelso, Washington where they currently enjoy teaching.
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