Ikeda Shihan


Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan is the founder and chief instructor of Boulder Aikikai, a non-profit school of aikido in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

He currently holds the rank of 7th dan through Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the Aikido World Federation (Hombu Dojo). Ikeda Sensei began his study of aikido in 1968, as a college student at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo. In 1978, he followed Saotome Sensei to Sarasota, Florida. In 1980, he moved to Boulder to establish Boulder Aikikai, an associate of Saotome Senseiā€˜s Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.

Ikeda Sensei lives with his family in Boulder, where he teaches at Boulder Aikikai and manages the operations of Bu Jin Design, his martial arts supply manufacturing and mail order company. He also travels extensively as a guest instructor, conducting aikido seminars at dojo around the country and abroad.

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