SENSEI Eugene Morales

YONDAN - 4th degree black belt

Certified Instructor by Aikido Association of America / Aikido Association International
Aikido Instructor at Chushinkan Dojo
Member of the Black Belt of AAA
Member of the Black Belt of AAA/AAI
Member of the black belt test committee for the Western Region AAA

Iaido – Sandan - Aiki Toho Iai “Nishio-ryu Toho Iaido
Aiki Toho Iai Instructor at Chushinkan Dojo
Nishio-ryu weapons “Ken & Jo” Instructor at Chushinkan Dojo
Member of Nishikaza Aikido Society of America
Meditation – Zazen, Rinzai Zen. I have been studying Rinzai Zen for 15 years under James Nakayama Shihan

I have been studying aikido for 16 years and belong to the AAA “Aikido Association of America” and AAI “Aikido Association International.” I’m a direct student of James Nakayama Shihan of Chushinkan Dojo.  Nakayama Sensei holds the title of Shihandai (assistant to the late Fumio Toyoda Shihan) the founder of Aikido Association of America and Aikido Association International. I’m a senior instructor at Chushinkan dojo and a black belt test committee member for the Western Region Aikido Association of America.  I have been studying iaido “Aiki Toho Iai” for 14 years. Aiki Toho Iai was developed by Shoji Nishio, a direct student of O Sensei (the founder of Aikido.) Aiki Toho Iai illuminates the deep relationship between the katana and techniques in aikido. Aiki Toho Iai integrates the ken and jo to show the expressions of aikido techniques as they flow from empty hand techniques to the final expression with the katana. I’m the senior instructor and director for the Aiki Toho Iai program at Chushinkan dojo.

Sensei Eugene and his wife, Sandra Morales, have been married for over 25 years and have 4 children. They are the cofounders of Aikido Pro Sessions, an organization that helps people reach their full potential as aikidoists.