Jan 12 2014 Congratulations to Michael Friedl Sensei Congratulations to my Aikido teacher Michael Friedl Sensei. He was promoted today to 7th Dan! Michael Sensei is an extraordinary martial artist and the promotion is well-deserved. He’s also an absolutely wonderful guy. Michael Sensei will be giving a seminar at Aikido’Ka the first weekend in March. I’ll be posting the details soon.