April 21st 11:30am – 1:00pm
John Boland began his formal study of martial arts in 1967 and Aikido in 1977. In l979 he traveled to Japan and trained at Hombu Dojo, studying kihon waza with Okumura Sensei and attending classes with senior teachers including the late Doshu K. Ueshiba Sensei. Returning to the U.S. and the later death of Kobayashi Sensei, he has followed the teachings of Saotome Sensei and Ikeda Sensei. Additionally, he has studied with Senseis: Heiny, Takeguchi, Tasaka, Doran, and the late Choate.
He is currently director of the Hawk Valley Training Center and chief instructor of the University of Wisconsin Aikido Club in La Crosse, WI..