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Instructors

The Orange County Ki Society is associated with Ki Society Headquarters in Japan thru our relationship with the Northwest Ki Federation. The Northwest Ki Federation is headed by Calvin Tabata. Tabata Sensei is an 8th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, a full Ki Lecturer, and a certified Kiatsu instructor. He has trained under the direction of Master Tohei for over 50 years and taught for more than 45 years.

John Gilmore

The Orange County Ki Society is headed by John Gilmore. Gilmore Sensei has been a student of Tabata Sensei's for over 45 years. He is a 7th degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, an Okuden in Ki Development, a full Ki Lecturer, a Certified Examiner and an Assistant Lecturer in the Personal Kiatsu® School. He has been teaching for more than 40 years.

James Tabata

James Tabata is a 1st degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido,a Jokyu in Ki Development and an assistant Ki Lecturer. He has been practicing Aikido for more than 20 years.

David Tabata

David Tabata is a 1st degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido,a Jokyu in Ki Development and an assistant Ki Lecturer. He has been practicing Aikido for more than 20 years.

Wilson Jacob

Wilson Jacob is a 1st degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Chukyu in Ki Development. He has been training for more than 8 years.

Brianna Berkson

Brianna Berkson is a 1st degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Chukyu in Ki Development. She is a teen assistant in the children's program and has been training for more than 11 years.

Eduardo Perez

Eduardo Perez is a brown belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Chukyu in Ki Development. He is an assistant in the children's program and has been training for more than 12 years.

Gecole Harley

Gecole Harley is a brown belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Shokyu in Ki Development. She is an assistant in the children's program and has been training for more than 4 years.

Maya Jacob

Maya Jacob is a brown belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Shokyu in Ki Development. She is a teen assistant in the children's program and has been training for more than 8 years.

Soleil Berkson

Soleil Berkson is a brown belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido and a Shokyu in Ki Development. She is a teen assistant in the children's program and has been training for more than 10 years.




Ki Society Headquarters, Japan, 2002
Front Row: Michael Tucker, John Gilmore, Koichi Tohei Sensei, Louis Sloss, Bob Jones
Back Row: Sawai Sensei, Otsuka Sensei, Shinichi Tohei Sensei
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