Nicholas G. Licata, BFA. MA., Sensei

Sensei Licata holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree and a Master of Art in Communication Arts with a concentration in Computer Graphics. He is a professional photographer, a master woodturner and a writer whose work has been published in a variety of magazines and newspapers over the years. He considers the practice of Aikijujutsu nothing less than an extension of his lifelong desire to create art.

When you learn, teach. When you get, give! - Maya Angelou

The quote above, also reflected in the Japanese concept of on, is a driving force in Sensei Licata's life. He believes that when you are taught or learn something new, you have a duty to pass it along to someone else.

An educator, Sensei has taught public relations, writing and ethics courses at Marist and Mount St. Mary Colleges in the Hudson Valley. He has taught many people photography in Pine Bush High School's Continuing Education Program. He has trained wood turners. And, for the last 18 years, he has owned and operated a Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo in Orange County NY.

Sensei Licata trained for 23 years in the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido. He received his highest rank of San Dan in the five degree system in 2013 from Sensei Robert B. MacEwen. He has trained under Shihan Richard Bowe, Robert MacEwen, and many other NGA Instructors. Sensei Licata has also trained in Aikido (Mainstream Hombu Dojo Aikido), Judo, and in his youth was a High School wrestler.

In 2019 started his own school The Martial Way Aikijujutsu in Pine Bush.

Olive wood bowl,
hand turned &
carved
by
Sensei Licata
The Bedford Oak
Photograph
by
Sensei Licata