Nick Kilislian Sensei
Nick Kilislian Sensei began his Aikido training in 1990. He first began with T.Kimeda 9th dan, and has studied directly under R.Mustard 7th dan. He graduated from the Yoshinkan Senshusei course (Instructors program, Tokyo Riot Police Course) Tokyo, Japan 1993-95. He has studied under all the top teachers of Yoshinkan Aikido, from 9th to 6th dans. After the resignation of Inoue Sensei from the Honbu Dojo (world headquarters) in Japan, Nick Kilislian Sensei chose to follow T. Chida, former head of the Yoshinkan Honbu and is now in direct affiliation and grading system of the Renshinkai group. The dojo is formally known as the Komeikan. In 2011, Nick Kilislian Sensei passed his Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) test in Japan. In 2017, Nick Kilislian Sensei received 6th Degree Black Belt and Shihan (Master) title from Chida Sensei in Tokyo, Japan.