Steve Earle has practiced Aikido for over forty-five years, including over ten years in Japan. Since 1992, he has been affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Saotome Mitsugi Shihan. He is author of Heaven’s Wind: The Life and Teachings of Nakamura Tempu and co-translator, together with Josh Drachman, of Saotome Shihan’s, A Light on Transmission.
Tobin Foster has practiced Aikido since 1992. He holds the rank of sandan (3rd dan) from Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Saotome Mitsugi Shihan.
Joe Montague has over 30 years experience with Aikido and other Japanese martial arts.