William Reed

Ki Aikido teaching in St. Louis was started in 1979 by renowned author, translator and educator William Reed. Mr. Reed was the first Ki and Aikido teacher for our current Head Instructor. He is the author of three books dealing with the subjects of Ki training, Japanese culture, Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and the history of Sensei Koichi Tohei's teachings.

After first coming to Japan to study at Waseda University in Tokyo in 1972, William Reed earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Missouri in 1977. In 1989 he formed a company in Japan, Reed Research Institute, and in 2002 he launched B-SMART Systems from

that base. He has developed bilingual programs in English and Japanese to "Develop Your Knowledge, and Learn to Think on Your Feet". Fully certified as a Buzan Licensed Instructor by Master Trainer Vanda North of the Buzan Centres, he brings additional dimensions to the program based on his 30 years of experience in and with Japan. He is also certified as a Guerrilla Marketing Coach, and specializes in blending Buzan Learning Tools with Guerrilla Earning Tools, to develop customized programs combining seminars and coaching, designed to improve profitability and creativity at the same time. Mr. Reed combines a strong interest in learning with a professional career in business. He has mastered the Japanese language and works as a professional translator.

William Reed has over 30 years of experience in the martial art of Aikido and currently holds the rank of 7th-degree black belt. He also has professional license in Brush Calligraphy, with over 20 years of experience, and has exhibited calligraphy at galleries and museums in Tokyo.

Books by William Reed
Ki: A Road Anyone Can Walk: 1992, ISBN: 0870407996
Ki: A Practical Guide for Westerners: 1986, ASIN: 087040640X
Shodo: The Art of Coordinating Mind, Body and Brush: 1990, ASIN: 0870407848
Mind Mapping for Memory and Creativity (in Japanese), Forest Publishing, 2005

Website: http://www.samurai-walk.com/