Ted began studying Aikido in1989 at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and continued after moving to Tokyo. He earned his first degree black belt while in Akita and developed a Physical Education class that he taught at what is now known as Akita International University. He later earned his second degree before returning to the US in 1995.
After moving to Hokkaido in October, he joined the local dojo and began practicing again. His sensei here is Takeda Sensei, a fifth degree black belt who is 68 years old.
|Takeda Sensei at Bonenkai|