In 1994, Shareef Muhammad embarked on his Aikido journey, commencing his training under the guidance of the esteemed late Sensei Garrett Hawkins. Currently holding the position of head instructor at Bushinkan Dojo, Muhammad Sensei has achieved a 6th Degree black belt rank. He has also obtained a shihan teaching certificate and a 5th level weapons certification from Aikido United, solidifying his expertise as a certified instructor. Following the unfortunate passing of Sensei Garrett Hawkins, Mr. Muhammad pursued further Aikido training under the late Warren Jones Sensei, a respected figure in the Aikido community as a 7th dan, president and director of Aikido United, and chief instructor of The Anshindokan in Chicago. Regrettably, Warren Jones Sensei passed away on January 29, 2023. Muhammad Sensei now carries on the invaluable teachings and legacy of Warren Jones Sensei, imparting his knowledge to the next generation of Aikido practitioners.