Ross Madden, 5th degree Black Belt, began studying Aikido with Sensei Robert Nadeau in 1980. He has trained with other recognized local and national teachers, as well as studying at Hombu Dojo, the international Aikido headquarters in Tokyo.
Ross's teaching emphasizes the development of kindness and compassion, to enhance the spiritual and emotional health of the student. He also tries to embody these same qualities in his work as an attorney and mediator. He is the author of "THE THREE POISONS: A Buddhist Guide To Resolving Conflict", and co-leader of the Mediators Beyond Borders International Nepal Project.