as of 1/2021

  • Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, New York Aikikai

  • Akira Tohei Shihan, Midwest Aikido Center, In Memoriam

  • Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, New England Aikikai, In Memoriam

  • Sugano Seiichi Shihan, New York Aikikai, In Memoriam

  • Harvey Konigsberg Shihan, Woodstock Aikido

  • Claude Berthiaume Shihan, Aikido de la Montagne

  • Peter Bernath Shihan, Florida Aikikai

  • Donovan Waite Shihan, Aikido of Greater Philadelphia, In Memoriam

  • Andy Demko Shihan, New Castle Aikikai

  • Mike Abrams Shihan, New York Aikikai

  • Steve Pimsler Shihan, New York Aikikai

  • Robert Workoff Shihan, New York Aikikai

  • Rick Stickles Shihan, Aikido Schools of New Jersey, In Memoriam

  • Hal Lehrman Shihan, Aikido of Park Slope

  • Larry Bieri Shihan, Finger Lakes Aikido

  • Ariff Mehter Shihan, Aikido of Cincinnati

  • Eddie Hagihara, Long Island Aikikai

  • Linda Lee Vecchio Shihan, Aikido of Cleveland, In Memoriam

  • Luqman Abdul Hakeem Shihan, Aikido School of Maghreb, In Memoriam

  • George Kennedy Shihan, Aikido Centers of Atlanta

  • Bernard Mulligan Shihan, Shodokan, In Memoriam

  • Michael Sheahon Shihan, Greater Hartford Aikikai

  • Henry Smith Shihan, Aikikai of Philadelphia, In Memoriam

  • Richard Stroud Shihan, MIT Aikido Club, In Memoriam

    • 2013:

  • Dermot McDonald Shihan, Aikido Institute of Newfoundland

  • Raymond Farinato Shihan, Aikido of Fairfield County

  • Irvin Faust Shihan, Albany Aikido, In Memoriam

  • Douglas Firestone Shihan, Aikido of Westchester

  • Charlie McGinnis Shihan, Aikido of Cincinnati

  • Edward Peteroy Shihan, USAF Academy Aikido Club

  • Robert Saad Shihan, Aikido de la Montagne

  • Frank Wong Shihan, Aikido Curacao

    • 2014:

  • T.K. Lee Shihan, Aikido of Houston, In Memoriam

  • Larry Levitt Shihan, Valley Aikido

  • Dennis Meno Shihan, Suncoast Aikido

  • Joseph Nemeth Shihan, Aikido of Nassau County

  • Gordon Sakamoto Shihan, Northern Virginia Aikikai

  • Peter Tamagni Shihan, Vineland Aikikai, In Memoriam

  • Darrell Tangman Shihan, Augusta Aikido Club

    • 2015:

  • Penny Bernath Shihan, Florida Aikikai

  • Sioux Hall Shihan, Harvard Aikikai, In Memoriam

  • Yukiko Katagiri Shihan, Cornell Aikido Club

  • Yoko Okamoto Shihan, Portland Aikikai

    • 2016:

  • Nelson Andujar Shihan, Nations Aikido

  • Steven Kaufman Shihan, Open Sky Aikikai

  • Grady Lane Shihan, Brevard Aikikai

  • Daniel Laurendeau Shihan, McGill Aikido

  • Giles Longpre Shihan, McGill Aikido

  • Yousuf Mehter Shihan, Aikido of Central New York

  • Walter Van Enck Shihan, Midwest Aikido Center, In Memoriam

  • Richard Wagener Shihan, Palm Beach Aikikai

    • 2017:

  • Collins Smith Shihan, Bermuda Aikikai

  • Kazuho Nishida Shihan, City Aikido of Los Angeles

    • 2018:

  • David Birt Shihan, Davis Aikikai

  • Glenn Brooks Shihan, Aikido of Scottsdale

  • Edmund Di Marco Shihan, Lake County Aikikai

  • Chester Griffin Shihan, Long Beach Island Aikikai

  • Eugene Monteleone Shihan, Suffolk Aikikai

  • Laura Jacobs Pavlick Shihan, Litchfield Hills Aikikai

  • Gentil Pennewaert Shihan, Newport Beach Aikikai

  • Gustavos Ramos Shihan, Miami Aikikai

  • Eliot Rifkin Shihan, Miami Aikikai

  • William Xavier Staub Shihan, Waianae Coast Aikido

  • Geraldin Tremblay Shihan, Waianae Coast Aikido

  • Arthur Wise Shihan, Evanston Aikido Center

    • 2019:

  • Eugene Abarrategui Shihan, Aikido de la Montagne, In Memoriam

    • 2020:

  • Spiros Koyanis, Two Rivers Aikikai

  • Musashi Numata, Princeton Aikikai

    • 2021

  • Damon Apodaca – Santa Fe Budokan

  • Patrick Hardesty – Kentuckiana Aikikai

  • Alicia Cordero Hardesty – Kentuckiana Aikikai

  • Stephan Jesberger – Mohawk Valley Aikido

  • Brian Mizerak – Kingston Aikido

  • Daniel Palmer  – Asheville Aikikai

  • Gail Skinner – Aikido of the Canyon Lands