Our Charter

 

Karl Edwin Geis, Founder of Fugakukai, 10th Dan Judo, 10th Dan Aikido, 8th Dan Jyodo, Inventor of Kihara Aikido, Author of Twelve Winds, Master Teacher, Sensei to Many, passed away on April 7, 2014.

 

Before passing, Mr. Geis provided very specific instructions regarding his wishes towards the continuation of his legacy and life’s work:

 

  • David Witt, David Russell, and George Webber would be responsible for the administration and propagation of Mr. Geis’ Kihara Aikido system.

  • Ivan Spector and George Webber would be responsible for the administration and propagation of Mr. Geis’ Kihara Judo system.

  • David Witt and George Webber would be responsible for the administration and propagation of Mr. Geis’ Kihara Jyodo system.

 

And finally, that David Russell, Ivan Spector, David Witt, and George Webber continue the administration of the Karl Geis Legacy dojo as well as the Fugakukai International Aikido Association.

 

To that end, we are formally announcing, effective September 1st, 2014, that we have completed the creation of this legacy organization: Karl Geis Ryu Judo and Aikido. Through Mr. Geis we share a direct linage to the foundation of Judo, Aikido and Jyodo. In support of Mr. Geis's wishes, we are:

 

  • Continuing the issuance of Karl Geis RYU Kihara Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo rank certificates based upon Mr. Geis’ established technical and promotional criteria.

  • Facilitating the recognition of Karl Geis RYU Kihara Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo organizational member dojos.

  • Facilitating the recognition of affiliated organization dojos lead by former Karl Geis students.

  • Continuing the hosting of clinics at the Karl Geis Legacy dojo.

  • Supporting the instruction of clinics at Karl Geis RYU Kihara Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo organizational member dojos.

  • Continuing publication of Karl Geis RYU Kihara Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo instructional videos.

 

As stewards of the Karl Geis RYU Kihara Aikido, Judo, and Jyodo system, our most profound desire is to honor Shihan Geis by continuing to propagate his legacy for generations to come.  Please go to our website at http://www.karlgeis.com/ for more news and to sign up for e-mail notifications. Also, please feel free to contact us at kglegacy@karlgeis.com if you have any suggestions or questions.

 

Regards,

 

George Webber - 10th Dan Aikido, 9th Dan Judo, 6th Dan Jyodo

David Witt - 8th Dan Aikido, 6th Dan Judo, 6th Dan Jyodo

Ivan Spector - 8th Dan Judo, 7th Dan Aikido

David Russell - 7th Dan Aikido, 6th Dan Judo, 4th Dan Jyodo 

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