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Cheryl Matrasko is a Network Analyst for the
department of Networking and Communications at a prominent Chicago hospital. Formerly the
LAN Administrator for Northwestern University Medical School - Department of OB/GYN, and
assistant LAN Administrator to the previous MIS of the School of Law.
She started Aikido in 1965, studying under Isao
Takahashi as her first instructor. She enjoyed working out under many well known Aikido
instructors during her tenure with Takahashi Sensei, such as
Yoshihiko Hirata, 4th Dan,
to name only a few and and many more thereafter following his death in
1971. Cheryl has dedicated time with instructors in Northern Shaolin Long-Fist, Seven
Stars Praying Mantis, and Daito-Ryu Aikijujitsu to extend her martial arts education and
perspectives. Currently, she is instructing Aikido at Northwestern University's Chicago
Campus and supporting Aikido World Journal.
James Loeser has his M.S.from Northwestern University, in Biotechnology -
Specializing in Medicinal Chemistry /
Bioinformatics. He is a student of Aikido and a dental student at the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
Matthew O'Connor is currently working on his PhD in Molecular Biology
at Baylor University and is a student of Aikido. Matt has contributed to our pages with
the Health and Body section in our pages.
Matt would like to add that while he does make a hobby of
studying (and practicing) good nutrition, he is neither an MD nor a nutritionist. Please
consult your doctor or nutritionist before making radical changes to your diet.
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