The lead instructor of Asheville Aikidio is David Russell Shihan. David Russell Shihan has been studying martial arts for over twenty five years and has proficiency in numerous martial art styles:
Kihara Aikido is a martial art system, as taught by Karl Geis Hanshi, which utilizes the attackers motion and architectural weaknesses to affect devastating techniques. David currently holds the rank of Shichidan (7th degree black belt).
Kihara Jyodo is a weapons based martial art system that is designed to defeat an weapon-yielding opponent with a staff or similar object. David currently holds the rank of Yon-Dan (4th degree black belt).
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