5th dan Aikikai. Began training c. 1969. Taught by Michio HIKITSUCHI in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture in early 1970s. Also an instructor of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Presently operates a dojo in San Jose, California. Aikido of San Jose, 587 N. 6th St. , San Jose, CA 95112 USA (408)294-3049.