Junior Instructors

David Walter

David started aikido in the summer of 1991 in Osaka, under the direction of Koichi Yoshida shihan of the Osaka Buikukai. During that period, he also had the opportunity to train directly with Hirokazu Kobayashi shihan, as well as the current head of the Osaka Buikukai, Jiro Kimura shihan. During his nine years in Japan, he also attained ranks in Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujutsu Takuma-Kai, as well as Yagyu Shinkage-ryu Heihou and Niten-Ichi-ryu Heihou Kenjutsu. He currently lives and teaches in Memphis, TN.