Instructors for St. Louis and Fenton Ki Aikido

  • Richard Blanke, Head Instructor STLKI Aikido
    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, Head Instructor Fenton Ki Aikido
    Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Aikido, Chuden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation), Assistant Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido International

  • Alice Hall, Instructor Fenton Ki Aikido
    Nidan (3rd degree black belt), Shoden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation), Assistant Ki Lecturer teaching certification from Ki Aikido International

  • Keith Thorn, Instructor STLKI Aikido
    Nidan (2nd degree black belt), Shoden in Mind/Body Oneness (Dynamic Meditation)

Officers & Board of Directors of STLKI Aikido

  • Richard B. Blanke, President - Attorney at Law Uthoff, Graeber, Bobinette & Blanke
  • Alice Hall, Vice President - Associate Professor, Communications University of Missouri, STL
  • Tomoyuki Nishino, Washington Universityy Research Team
  • Keith Thorn, President of Keith Thorn, LLC
  • Mark Rubbert, ex officio member
  • Mark Rubbert began training in 1979 with STLKI founder William Reed, sensei. Since 1983, he trained regularly with Koichi Kashiwaya, Midland Ki Federation Chief Instructor. He periodically trained with Ki Aikido founder Koichi Tohei in the US and in Japan.