Hiromi Matsuoka is a 4th Dan in Aikido. She started aikido at Kobayashi dojo when she was 8 years old. She also practices at Hombu dojo and regularly attends classes of Doshu and Kanazawa sensei. She has experience in Iwama style aikido under Saito Sensei and travels to Denver every year to take part in the uchideshi program under Homma sensei. She has travelled around the world practicing aikido and served as uke to Kobayashi shihan at the All Japan Aikido demonstration.