Aikido of Berkeley is the training community founded and directed by Kayla Feder, Sensei, 6th Dan. She began training in 1973 at the age of 9 and has been training continuously for over 40 years. She started teaching children's classes at age 13, and founded her first Aikido dojo in Benicia, California in 1980. Feder Sensei studied directly under Morihiro Saito Sensei in Iwama, Japan. Saito Sensei was a direct and long time student of the founder, Morihei Ueshiba. Feder Sensei has taught seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Israel.