Ismail Hasan Sensei
Ismail Hasan Sensei began his Aikido training in 1977 in London, England. After attaining 2nd Dan in Aikido in 1983 and Shodan in Iaido in 1985 he made preparations to pursue his training in the USA. In 1985 he moved to San Diego, California to train with TK Chiba Sensei 8th Dan, head teacher of the San Diego Aikikai and direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido.
In 1988 he became Chief Instructor of Southwestern Aikikai and responsible for the dojos in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. He resumed training with TK Chiba Sensei as an Uchi Deshi or “live in student” in 1990, until his return to London in 1993. He also trained in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido under the supervision of the late Takeshi Mitsuzuka Shihan.
On his return to England he took the position as senior instructor at The London Aikikai (established by TK Chiba in 1968). Ismail Hasan Sensei eventually established his own independent Dojo, Aikido of London in 1994.
Hasan Sensei is available for private tuition. Contact by email for further information.