Lester Loschky serves as Head Instructor for KSU Aikido. Currently he is Shodan (1st Dan) in the United States Aikido Federation. Les started studying aikido in 1995 under Knut Bauer and John Brandon at Central Illinois Aikikai, and continued study with Jack Hayes, Jayne Thompson, and Dan Hayes upon moving to Manhatttan in 2004.Assistant Instructors:
Daniel Hayes serves as Technical Director for KSU Aikido. Currently he is Nidan (2nd Dan) and Fukushidoin (certified examiner) of the United States Aikido Federation. Dan originally studied under Peter Bernath at Florida Aikikai, and continued study with Jack Hayes and Jayne Thompson upon moving to Manhattan. He currently runs Chushin Aikikai in Omaha Nebraska.
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KSU Aikido is a member of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF), Eastern Region, and the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan (links at left).
The USAF is currently headed by Yoshimitsu Yamada, Chairman of the Board, and a direct student of O Sensei for more than ten years.
Yamada Sensei is an 8th dan Shihan, and the chief instructor at the New York Aikikai. For more information on Yamada Sensei or New York Aikikai, please visit http://www.nyaikikai.com.
Dan Hayes currently runs Chushin Aikikai in Omaha, Nebraska. The Chushin Aikikai web site is: http://www.chushinaikikai.com
Jack Hayes and Jayne Thompson currently run Minnesota Aikikai in St. Cloud Minnesota. Their web site is: http://www.jackhayesart.com/aikido/