Chief Instructor (sensei) - Alexander Dobrev 5th dan

   Sensei Alexander Dobrev was born on May 27th 1977 in the city of Burgas. He has been training martial arts since 1988. He has trained Karate Shotokan and Taekwondo. He started training Aikido in 1990.

    He earned the rank of 1st dan in April 1995, tested by Sensei Joshiaki Jokota 6th dan. He earned the rank of 2nd dan in November 1999, tested by David Miller 5th dan (who was Shihan Fumio Toyoda's student). Sensei Dobrev earned the rank of 3rd dan in November 2003, tested by Andrew Sato 5th dan (who was also Shihan Toyoda's student). He earned the rank of 4th dan in Oktober 2007, tested by Andrew Sato Sensei. On 11th January 2015 Aikikai Hombu Dojo awarded him 5th dan at the traditionally held ceremony Kagamibiraki.карате

    Since 2000 Sensei Alexander Dobrev has also been training intensely karate Rikujin-ryu. He has had red belt 2nd kyu so far.

 


   Sensei Dobrev founded Shudokan Dojo in 1998. The name of the club was given by Shihan Fumio Toyoda 6th dan and at that time it was one of the first clubs in Varna.

 

 

 
Assistant instructor (sempai) – Ivan Manov 2nd kyu
Assistant instructor (sempai) – Georgi Manov 2nd kyu
   He was born on June 1st 1992 in Varna. He started training Aikido in Oktober 2001. He earned the rank of 2nd kyu on May 13th 2006. Now sempai Ivan Manov doesn't train in Shudokan dojo.

   He was born on June 1st 1992 in Varna. He started training Aikido in Oktober 2001. He earned the rank of 2nd kyu on May 13th 2006. Now sempai Georgi Manov doesn't train in Shudokan dojo.

Assistant instructor (sempai) - Nicola Grigorov 1st dan
Assistant instructor (sempai) - Andi Isidro 2nd kyu
  He was born on June 30th 1981 in Varna. He started training Aikido in January 2003. He earned the rank of 1st dan on November 28th 2010. Sempai Nikola Grigorov hasn't been training in Shudokan Dojo since December 2010.

   He was born on August 26th 1993 in Varna. He started training Aikido in July 2002. He earned the rank of 2nd kyu on February 24th 2008. Now sempai Andi Isidro doesn't train in Shudokan dojo.

Assistant instructor (sempai) – Vyara Popova 1st kyu
Assistant instructor (sempai) – Anelia Nedeva 1st kyu
    She was born on January 21st 1968 in Varna. She started training Aikido in January 2007. She earned the rank of 1st kyu on November 17th 2015. Sempai Vyara Popova hasn't been training in Shudokan Dojo since February 2016.

   She was born on April 21st 1997 in Varna. She started training Aikido in March 2005. She earned the rank of 1st kyu on November 17th 2015.