Bill Witt
Witt Shihan has been teaching and training since July of 1967, and is one of the most senior instructors in the United States. He has trained extensively in Iwama, Japan at the school where Aikido was founded, and is a direct student of Saito Morihiro Shihan, one of Japan's most senior instructors and current master of the school in Iwama. In addition, Witt Sensei has trained directly with Ueshiba O'Sensei, the Founder of Aikido. Witt Sensei is one of the few Aikido teachers worldwide who has been awarded the title of Shihan, or Master Instructor, and is one of the first non-Japanese teachers to be awarded this title.