Steven Zollinger

Teacher, Mountain Wind Aikikai - Ephraim


In addition to his dedication to martial arts, Steve Zollinger is a full-time mathematics instructor at Snow College. His other interests include music (instrumental, vocal, and dance), programming, gaming, playing most sports, reading (science fiction / fantasy mostly), and watching great and often weird movies. By far, his favorite pass-time is to chill with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons, Connor and Quinlan.


  • 2nd Dan Iaido, (Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu)
  • 1st Dan Aikido

Iaido/Aikido Teachers and Technical Advisors

Colin Max Roach Sensei

  • 4th Dan Iaido, (Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu)
  • 4th Dan Aikido Shidoin
  • Chief Instructor, Mountain Wind Aikikai
  • Roach Sensei also holds Dan rank in Aikido with Aikikai/Honbu Dojo and Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Andrej Diamanstein Sensei

  • Kyoshi 7th Dan Iaido (Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu)

Cyndy Hayashi Sensei

  • 7th Dan Aikido (Aikikai)
  • Dai Sempai of Aikido West in Redwood City, CA
  • California Aikido Association Administrator, 18 years
  • 3rd Dan Kyudo

Wayne Belka Sensei

  • 4th Dan Aikido

Peter Choles Sensei

  • 3rd Dan Iaido, (Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu)