Born in Michigan, George Bevins attended college and graduate school there and in Indiana, where he also taught undergraduate classes. While attending Indiana University George was drawn to the practice of Aikido, founded, and was the instructor of the Indiana University Aikido Club, and went on to teach Aikido professionally. He studied under Mitsugi Saotome Sensei, himself a student of O Sensei in Japan.
In 2000, George moved to California and into the field of education. He taught conflict resolution courses and substitute taught in elementary schools. He received his California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University, and taught elementary school in Marin for five years. He now devotes his time to continued training and teaching Aikido to adults and children.