Hideto Usuyama (Kyoju-dairi, Vice Headquarters Director / Setagaya Branch Chief)
Born in 1967. He has 37 years of Japanese martial arts experience. He practiced Aikido under the late grand master Sadateru Arikawa (Aikido 9th dan / Aikikai Hombu Shihan), and Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu under Katsuyuki Kondo (Menkyo Kaiden / the current General Affairs Director) and Masayuki Kondo (Menkyo Kaiden / the current Headquarters Director). He is currently 7th dan of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and has completed “Hiden Mokuroku”, “Aiki no Jutsu” and “Hiden Ogi” (scrolls of techniques). As the instructor of Headquarters, he has also been providing instruction overseas (Italy, Switzerland, Malta, Slovakia, etc.). In August 2020, he was appointed Vice Headquarters Director of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. In November 2022, he received “Kyoju-dairi” license.