Iwaoka Sensei and Hayek Sensei combined have 80+ years of martial art experience and training. They have studied with some of the leading martial art instructors in the world (many of which have passed away). It is from their combined knowledge and understanding of the traditional martial arts that has led to the formation of the Aikite Budo as a means to educate, research, and share their knowledge of the martial arts and of the Aiki principles that apply to self defense, health, and daily life.

Sr. Instructor – Henry Iwaoka – Shuseki  Shihan

Henry Iwaoka (Sensei) has studied various styles of traditional Chinese, Okinawan and Japanese martial arts. He has advanced Black Belts in Shorin-ryu Karate, Eishin-ryu Iaido and Hakkoryu Jujutsu. He has teaching licenses in Karate and Jujutsu.

Sr. Instructor – D. Kent Hayek – Shuseki  Shihan

Kent Hayek (Sensei) has studied the techniques of Okinawa-te and Ryukyu-Te from Japanese Okinawan Instructors. Sensei Hayek is black belt member of Kokusai Budoin IMFA Tokyo, Japan.  Hayek Sensei has received teaching licenses From Sato Sensei in Jujutsu and from Oyata Sensei in Ryukyu Kempo Karate and Kuda Sensei in Matsumura Kenpo.