I have been an Aikido student of Master Soengkono for 14 years now. Master is a true Martial Artist in every sense of the word. If you are looking to study Martial Arts you could find no better teacher. He teaches traditional Aikido, but also makes it applicable to real life situations. With his life experience he makes Aikido come alive in a physical, mental and spiritual sense. Those who think Aikido is not effective for self defense has never experienced master Soengkono. I will be his student for as long as I live and I will never fully grasp all he has to teach, that is how much he knows. Words could not express how glad I am he allows me to train under him. Thank you. Sir.