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Staff and Board of Directors

Mark Rubbert
Head Instructor of St. Louis Ki Aikido

Mark Rubbert began training in 1979 with William Reed. Since 1983, he has trained regularly with Koichi Kashiwaya, Midland Ki Federation Chief Instructor. He travels at least twice a year to national and regional conferences to train with Ki Aikido's top instructors. He periodically trained with Ki Aikido founder Koichi Tohei in the US and in Japan.

Along with teaching regularly, Mark Rubbert oversees all instructional matters of the organization and the testing for rank and advancement under the supervision of Midland Ki Federation Chief Instructor Koichi Kashiwaya. He is also an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and plays an active role in St. Louis Ki Aikido organizational and business affairs.

Summary of Aikido and Shinshin Toitsu Do (Mind/Body Oneness) training and certification

  • Training in Mind/Body Oneness and Aikido since November, 1979
  • Thirty five years experience teaching Adult classes
  • Thirty years experience teaching Children's classes
  • Head Instructor of St. Louis Ki Aikido since 1984
  • Received Associate Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido Headquarters in Japan in 1994
  • Holds current rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Aikido from Ki Aikido International in Japan
  • Holds current rank of Joden (3rd degree black belt) in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation) from Ki Aikido Headquarters in Japan
  • Certified by Ki Aikido Headquarters in Japan as an Associate Examiner for Ki and Aikido rank

Other Instructors for St. Louis Ki Aikido

  • Richard Blanke
    Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Aikido, Chuden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation), Assistant Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido International
  • Tomoyuki Nishino
    Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Aikido, Chuden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation), Assistant Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido International
  • Randy Cates
    Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Aikido, Shoden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation)
  • Alice Hall

Nidan (2nd degree black belt), Shoden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation), Assistant Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido International

  • Keith Thorn
  • Nidan (2nd degree black belt), Jokyu in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation).

 

 

Officers & Board of Directors for St. Louis Ki Aikido

  • Richard B. Blanke, President
    Attorney at Law
    Uthoff, Graeber, Bobinette & Blanke
  • Alice Hall, Vice President
    Associate Professor, Communications
    University of Misouri, St. Louis
  • Dawn L. Rubbert MSW, Secretary
    Social Work Specialist – Retired
    Missouri Division of Children's Services
  • Tomoyuki Nishino
  • Jason Gutenschwager
  • Patricia Mayer
  • Keith Thorn
  • Mark Rubbert, ex officio member
    St. Louis Ki Aikido Head Instructor