Michael L. Werth Sensei, Dojo-Cho and Founder & President of Main Street Martial Arts

Werth Sensei began studying Aikido in January of 1991 under Glenn Webber Sensei, who trained with M. Kanai Shihan and T. K. Chiba Shihan, direct students of the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Rhode Island Aikikai - Eastside (a.k.a. Aikido - Eastside on the East Side of Providence, RI) is now affiliated with Philip Traunstein Sensei of Long Mountain Aikido, Lorraine DiAnne Shihan and T. K. Chiba Shihan of Birankai North America.

As an affiliate dojo of Birankai, founded by T. K. Chiba Shihan and led by the Senior Council comprised of American Shihan Senior Teachers, we have direct lineage to Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei and are ranked through Hombu Dojo (World Headquarters) in Tokyo, Japan.