Gallo Sensei has been teaching Aikido for 32 years and training in martial arts for over 55 years. He currently holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Aikido issued by Aiki Hombu Dojo (Aikido Headquarters) in Tokyo, Japan; where he visited many times to train with O’Sensei’s son Kisshomaru Ueshiba, and grandson Moriteru Ueshiba, the third and current Doshu of Aiki Kai. On November 26, 2015 Gallo Sensei received his Menkyo Shihan 7th Dan in Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu. On December 6,2021 Gallo Sensei received his Hanshi Dan 8th Degree Certification for Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu recognized by three International Organizations. His training in other martial arts includes: Yanagi Ryu Aiki Jujitsu, Shotokan Karate, and Kenpo Karate, as well as a number of weapons arts. He is a NRA certified firearms instructor.
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