8th dan Aikikai. Began aikido training at AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO in the early 1960s. One of the leading students of Seigo YAMAGUCHI. Currently the director of Aikido Kenkyukai International and the Shonan Aikido Renmei in Kamakura, Japan, where he teaches. Also a member of the Aikikai Board of Directors. Oversees and travels to dojos in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.