Bill Plank is the chief instructor of Jackson Hole Aikikai and Capital Aikikai, in Washington, DC. He holds the rank of rokudan, sixth-degree black-belt, and is a Shidoin instructor, registered with the Aikikai Hombu dojo in Japan. Plank Sensei has been a student of Clyde Takeguchi Shihan since starting Aikido in 1981. For more information about aikido visit the Capital Aikikai website.

In addition to his black-belt in Aikido, Plank Sensei has a black-belt in Uechi-ryu, a traditional style of Okinawan karate, and he studies Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, a traditional Japanese weapons system, with Tetsutaka Sugawara Shihan. For more information about Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu visit the Capital Katori website.


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