Koji Yoshida Shihan has been a direct student of Shoji Nishio for over 34 years. He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido. Shoji Nishio appointed Yoshida as represntative to the U.S.A., France and Ukraine at 2000. Yoshida Sensei is one of the leading technical authorities on Nishio Aikido in the world. He covers the fundamental and core principles of Nishio Budo through empty-hand techniques expressed with bokken, jo, and sword. He is also an accomplished Calligraphy teacher. Saturday, Sunday September 26-27, 2009 at Santa Monica High School.