John Peng, 4th Dan Aikikai, began training in a variety of "striking" martial arts as an undergraduate student at UCLA in 1990. He found Aikido while attending medical school in Albany, New York in 1995, and happily gave up hitting people for what he felt was a more interesting and life-applicable study.
He has been training Aikido in Seattle since 1997, and is a direct student of Jan Nevelius Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai. His Aikido style follows the lineage of O'Sensei to Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan to Seishiro Endo Shihan to Jan Nevelius Shihan.
To be soft but sharp, assertive but not against, attentive without judgement, and joyful with intention.
Off the mat, he uses Aikido in daily life while practicing outpatient primary care internal medicine in Lynnwood, Washington.