Dr. Segal began training in karate in 1985 and soon became interested in learning about the origins of the art. Taking a Japanese history course at Brown University led him to major in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese history, anthropology, and comparative literature. While studying at Sophia University in 1992, he was introduced to Aikido for the first time. In addition, while completing a residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Segal established a Japanese Cultural Center in Rochester, MN. After joining the faculty of the University of Iowa in 2004, Dr. Segal opened a dojo in Coralville, IA and subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2014. Currently, Dr. Segal is Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, where he specializes in serving patients with tendon and joint concerns, and Dojo-cho (Chief Instructor) at Aikijuku Dojo in Lenexa, KS, where he shares his passion for Aikido and Japanese culture.
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