Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (born 1950, Tokyo) is the founder of Boulder Aikikai, and the owner of Bujin Design, a martial arts supply company. He holds the rank of 7th dan, awarded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan in the Aikido World Federation.
Ikeda began studying Aikido in 1968 while attending college at Kokugakin University in Tokyo. He relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 1976, and taught there under Saotome Sensei from 1978-1979. Then, in 1980, he moved to Boulder to establish a dojo there under Saotome's organization, Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
He currently lives in Boulder, where operates both his dojo and his company. He also travels frequently to conduct seminars both in the United States and abroad.Hiroshi Ikeda - Wikipedia