Jerry Glassman Sensei
Founder of the Hai Ki Aiki Center
Jerry Glassman is no longer able to teach aikido. We miss him greatly. The HAI KI Aiki Center will
continue to teach the wonderful style of aikido that Glassman Sensei learned in his 40+ years of practice.
Started Aikido training in January 1967 at TRW Aikido Club in Torrance, CA. Training was conducted by two
elderly Japanese Senseis from Aikido of Los Angeles. Joined Aikido school in LaHabra, CA under Neal & Dawn McKenzie Senseis.
Enrolled in Orange County Aiki Kai (OCAK) in 1970, run by Harry Ishisaka Sensei. Studied with Ishisaka and Kapu Senseis
and other instructors in dojo; Luis Martinez Sensei, Dan Kawakami Sensei, John Borges Sensei, and others. Attended class 5-6
days a week for over 10 years and became very attached to the Ishisaka-Kapu style, attitude and philosophy of Aikido and life.
Studied with Koichi Tohei Sensei in numerous seminars and classes during the early 1970s, when OCAK was affiliated
with Ki Society. Attended summer class (3 hours per day, 5 days per week, ten weeks) taught by Tohei Sensei in 1975 at Cal
My Aikido training included study with Koichi Tohei Sensei, Walter Muryasz Sensei, Jim Friesen Sensei,
Jon Takagi Sensei, B.J. Carlyle Sensei, Frank McGoiurk Sensei, Doran Sensei, Saotome Sensei, Toyoda Sensei, Saito Sensei,
Nishio Sensei, Chiba Sensei, Chinn Sensei and others. I attended classes and seminars whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Others, with whom Ive studied on the mat for many years, are Henry Oshiro Sensei, Dan Kawakami Sensei, Stephen Siegel (Seagal)
Sensei, James Nakayama Sensei, Gary Welborn Sensei, Han Do Sensei and many others. Taught very successful and well received
aikido class at Braille Institute for the Blind, Anaheim, CA, 1984.
Received Shodan 1975 from Tohei Sensei, exam conducted
by Rod Kobayashi Sensei, Harry Ishisaka Sensei and John Kapu Sensei.
Received Nidan, January 1981, by Orange County
Aiki Kai, exam conducted in 1980 by Rod Kobayashi Sensei, John Kapu Sensei and Jim Friesen Sensei.
from Fumio Toyoda Sensei, Aikido Association of America; exam conducted 1992, by Walter Muryasz Sensei, Jim Friesen Sensei,
James Nakayama Sensei, Henry Oshiro Sensei, Han Do Sensei and Martin Katz Sensei.
Awarded Honorary Yondan, 1997, by
Tustin Recreation Center for 10 years of positive contributions to the community and establishment of Tustin HAI KI Aikido
Invited to conduct Aikido seminar at Orange County Aiki Kai, August 2000, to celebrate over 30 years studying,
teaching, and promoting Aikido instruction in Orange County and enlivening the childrens programs. Some of those present included
Henry Oshiro Sensei, Orange County Aiki Kai, Walter Muryasz Sensei, Torrey Pines Aikikai, James Nakayama Sensei, Chushinkan
Dojo. Accepted Honorary Godan.
Founded HAI KI Aiki Center to keep alive the life, spirit and Aikido of Harry Ishisaka
and his many students.