Tony Fiore started practicing Aikido in 1982 at Temple University under the direction of Kancho Yukio Utada Shihan of Aikido Association of North America. When he moved from Philadelphia, PA to Coatesville, PA he continued his training with Sensei Jim Walsh Shidoin (certified instructor) Turks Head Aikikai and Sensei Donovan Waite, Shihan ( Master instructor) then at New York Aikikai.
He achieved his Dan (black belt) ranks from Yoshimitsu Yamada, Shihan, while under the sponsorship and direction of Waite Sensei, who is currently the Chief instructor at Aikido of Center City, Aikido of Chester County and a member of the USAF technical committee.
Tony currently holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) and is a Shidoin (Certified Instructor) with both the United States Aikido Federation and The Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Tony presently resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife Michele and his sons.