Nick Kiritz began his aikido study in 1982 at Oberlin College. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree black belt), and the Ueshiba Juku designation. In addition to teaching and training regularly at the dojo, he serves as the head instructor for the Georgetown University Aikikai. Nick has cross-trained in a variety of other arts, including Systema, yoga, and Zen. Nick works as a consultant in risk management for US and foreign financial institutions. Nick has served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer and CFO of Aikido Shobukan Dojo.