Danilo Mezzadri – Sandan – Chief Instructor/Dojo Cho
Danilo Mezzadri began his Aikido practice in 1993 in Curitiba, Brazil. From 2002 to 2004, he practiced at Mid Michigan Aikikai under Frank Apodaca. In 2005, Danilo moved to Hattiesburg and continued his practice at Aikido of New Orleans under Larry Ozenberger, David Cody and Yordan Yordanov. Danilo is also flute professor at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Greg Hairston – Shodan – Instructor
Greg Hairston began his Aikido practice in 2013. He currently practices at Aikido of Hattiesburg under Sensei Danilo Mezzadri. Greg also practices Brazilian Jiujitsu. He is a practicing Chiropractic Doctor in Hattiesburg, MS.
Adrian Castillo – Nidan – Visiting Instructor
Adrian began his Aikido practice in 2002 at the Miami Aikikai under Gustavo Ramos and Elliot Rifkin. In 2005, Adrian moved to Hattiesburg and continued his practice at Aikido of New Orleans under Larry Ozenberger and David Cody.