Martial Arts Center, Inc.
Head Instructor

Gregory D. Olson, M.S.

Olson Sensei holds a sixth-degree black belt in Aikido (Rokudan) and a third-degree black belt in Judo (Sandan). He began his martial arts training in 1964 at the age of fifteen, studying the competitive sport of Judo. He studied Judo extensively in Asia with two years of intensive training in Seoul, Korea at Kyong-gi College located in Seoul, and the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan. In these competitive years, he won the silver medal in the 1974 United States Collegiate Judo Nationals, Minnesota State Judo Championships, Montana State Judo Championships, the Inland Empire Judo Championships, as well as many other competitions during this period of time. It is during this 15 years of judo training and competition that he discovered Aikido. With its core of ethics and philosophy, the gentle and effective art of Aikido appealed to his direction in life. Therefore, he again traveled to Tokyo to study this art, first hand, from the Founderís son and the Head of world Aikido, Kissumaru Ueshiba. Olson Sensei has taught Aikido for more than 32 years in Bozeman and has more than 45 years of martial-arts experience. He is also an Assistant Professor of Health Enhancement and Physical Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Montana State University.


"Aikido Master Chose Different Path"

by John Miller
Bozeman Chronicle Staff Writer
"Analysis of a Martial Encounter"

 
 
 
Gregory D. Olson, M.Sc.
Aikido, Judo, and Hot Peppers:
A True Story of Violence Averted

Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 2003, 12(1), 79-97.
Gregory D. Olson, M.Sc., Morgan Cook IV, B.S., Lisa Brooks, Ph.D.
Aikido's Arm-Lock (Ude-Gatame) Technique: What Tissues are Affected?
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, 1999, 8(2), 42-49.
 
Gregory D. Olson, Frank C. Seitz, Frank Guldbrandsen
An Inquiry into Application of Gokyo (aikido's fifth teaching) on Human Anatomy
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1996, 82(June), 1299-1303.
Gregory D. Olson, Frank C. Seitz
What's Causing the Pain? A Re-Examination of the Aikido Nikyo Technique
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1994, 79(December), 1585-1586.
 
Gregory D. Olson, Frank C. Seitz, Frank Guldbrandsen
An Anatomical Analysis of aikido's Third Teaching: An Investigation of Sankyo
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1994, 78(June), 1347-1352.
Gregory D. Olson, Frank C. Seitz
An Anatomical Analysis of aikido's Second Teaching: An Investigation of Nikyo
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1993, 77(June), 123-131.
 
Frank C. Seitz, Gregory D. Olson, Thomas E. Stenzel
A Martial Arts Exploration of Elbow Anatomy: Ikkyo (Aikido's First Teaching)
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1991, 73(December), 1227-1234.
Gregory D. Olson, Frank C. Seitz
An Examination of aikido's Teaching: An anatomical Study of the Tissues of the Forearm
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, 71(December), 1059-1066.
 
Frank C. Seitz, Gregory D. Olson, Burt Locke, Randy Quam
The Martial Arts and Mental Health: The Challenge of Managing Energy
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, 70(April), 459-464.
Scott Herron
Once Upon a Time in Seoul's House of Sweat
Black Belt, 1974, 47260, pp 22-25.