On February 1st 2016, Maruyama Sensei officially announced that he designated Australia’s Peter Kelly and The Netherlands’ Martijn van Hemmen as Aikido Yuishinkai International Instructors.
“Please do not hesitate to invite either of them to teach in your country. Both of them have received instruction from me for many years and I guarantee that they have the ability to transmit the techniques and spirit of true aikido. That is to say that learning from them is equivalent to learning from me. You may contact either of them directly, and there is no need to ask me for permission.
I will also be available to teach internationally if circumstances allow it.”