James Peters, godan
James has practiced Aikido since 1992 and has been an instructor since 1996. He began his study in Aikido with the teachings of Koichi Tohei under Seichi Tabata Sensei, 8th dan at the Honolulu Ki Society. In 2005 he joined Noelani Ki Aikido to follow the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama. In April 2014, with the permission of Koretoshi Maruyama, James and Kinsem, formed Aikido Yuishinkai Honolulu. He is married to Cathy Peters and has 3 daughters. Caitlin and Hayley. His oldest daughter Ashlee, lives in Oakland California with her husband Andy Takamura. James owns James Peters Design, Inc. a graphic design and sign design company.
Phone: (808) 256-9944
Kinsem Agena, nidan
Kinsem has been practicing Aikido since 2006 and has been an instructor since 2010. As a member of Noelani Ki Aikido, he followed the teachings of Koretoshi Maruyama and was a practitioner of Aikido Yuishinkai. In 2014, Kinsem and James made the decision to leave Noelani Ki Aikido and form Aikido Yuishinkai Honolulu. Kinsem is married, has 2 daughters, and one grandson. He is currently employed as a graphic designer at Don Quijote, USA. He enjoys fishing, talking Aikido and playing blues ukulele in his leisure time.