Chief Instructor Corey Guilbault, Yondan, Shidoin
Aikido of Norwalk chief instructor Corey Guilbault began his training in 1989 while in college at Syracuse University. Upon graduation, he enrolled as a student of Tenshinkan Dojo, headquarters of the Aikido Association of America, under the late F. Toyoda Shihan.
Several years later, Mr. Guilbault moved to Brooklyn, New York where he became a student of Shaku Joseph Jarman Sensei at the Jikishinkan Dojo. Awarded his Shodan during his years at Jikishinkan Dojo, Guilbault Sensei went on to instruct numerous classes at the dojo and spent several years as the director of the dojo children's program.
In 1999 Guilbault Sensei moved to Norwalk, Connecticut, where at the request of Toyoda Shihan, and with the support of the Aikido Association of America, he founded Aikido of Norwalk.
Today Mr. Guilbault is a student of G. Noble Sensei and he has affiliated Aikido of Norwalk with the Zenshinkai Aikido Association where he also serves as a member of the Teaching Committee.
Instructor Jason Goldstein, Sandan, Shidoin
Jason Goldstein began his Aikido training in 1990 while in college at the University of Albany, N.Y. During his years in Albany, Mr. Goldstein studied Nihon Goshin Aikido under the instruction of sensei Earl Layumas. In 1995, after relocating to south Florida, Mr. Goldstein continued his Aikido training in Chendokan Aikido. During the summer of 2000, upon moving back to the northeast and settling down in Connecticut, Mr. Goldstein became a student of sensei Corey Guilbault of Aikido of Norwalk.
Today Mr. Goldstein is dojo-cho of Aikido of Greenwich, a satellite of Yanagi Aikido where he also teaches regularly.