I am an avid Aikido enthusiast!! My Grandfather was an Aikido Sensei starting in the late 1950’s under Koichi Tohei and Takashi Nonaka Sensei. He was the chief instructor in a small dojo in Hakalau, Hi. I started Aikido for about a year and a half in 1987 under Barbara Klein Sensei at Aikido of Hilo and achieved 7th kyu. Unfortunately My training buddy and I had a falling out so I quit. I started up again in Colorado in 2004 at Nippon Kan under Gaku Homma Sensei. I then moved back to Hilo in 2007 and have been back at Aikido of Hilo since.
I tend to be obsessive compulsive about my hobbies and Aikido is no exception. I enjoyed reading about Aikido history and noticed there was a lack of information about Aikido in Hawaii in general. I decided to make it a point to find out as much as I could to find as much as I could to keep the history alive here. Here goes my journey!
I recently moved to Sapporo (After doing a study abroad there for one year).I love this city! I met a wonderful lady and hope to be married soon. Life is good!