Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan is the founder and Chief Instructor of Boulder Aikikai, a non-profit school of Aikido in Boulder, Colorado. He currently holds the rank of nanadan (7th dan) through Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the Aikido World Federation (Hombu Dojo).
Ikeda Sensei began his study of Aikido in 1968, as a college student at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo. In 1978, he followed Saotome Shihan to Sarasota, Florida. In 1980, he moved to Boulder to establish Boulder Aikikai. He also travels extensively as a guest instructor, where he has conducted hundreds of Aikido seminars around the world.