Tatsumaki Aikikai / Aikido at Kansas State is an officially registered member of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF)
This Membership also makes us members of:
Affiliated people and dojos
- Daniel Hayes
Daniel Hayes serves as Technical Director for Tatsumaki Aikikai.
Currently he is Yondan (4th Dan) and Shidoin (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.
- Jack Hayes and Jayne Thompson
Jack Hayes Sensei and Jayne Thompson Sensei founded and served as instructors for KSU Aikikai until moving to Minnesota. In 1988 they began practicing Aikido under Peter Bernath Sensei of Florida Aikikai in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Currently they are both Godan (5th Dan) and Shidoin (certified examiners) of the USAF and run Thiel College Aikido in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
- Peter Bernath Shihan
- Tatsumaki Aikikai is connected to Peter Bernath Sensei, 7th Dan and Shihan. Bernath is the chief instructor of Florida Aikikai in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and is a member of the Technical Committee of the USAF.
- Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan
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