Sensei Mary Giles is the primary instructor at KiKenTai Dojo. She has been a member of the International Shinkendo Federation since 1993 and the Aikibujutsu Taren Kenkyu Federation since 1995. She trained at the Atlanta Budokan Dojo starting in 1991 before opening her own dojo in 2000. During that time, she attended over 35 seminars with Obata Kaiso across the country. Besides Shinkendo and Aikido, Sensei Giles is also experienced in several other styles, including Jujitsu, Shodokan Gojo-ryu and Kung-fu, with a combined martial arts experience that spans over 40 years and 10 different martial arts styles.
Sensei Mary Giles currently works in the microelectronics industry as an Electrical Engineer. She is married with 4 children and is a retired US Army Reserve Captain.
Current Ranks and Instructor Licenses:
Shinkendo: Toku-e Rank with Chuden-Renshi Instructor License
Aikibujutsu: Nidan (2nd degree black-belt) with Shidoin Instructor License
Toyama ryu: Sandan (3rd deg black-belt) with Shidoin Instructor License
Bojutsu: Shodan (1st degree black-belt)
Budokan Karate-do: Sandan (3rd degree black-belt)
Aku Te Seishin Ryu Jujitsu: Nidan (2nd degree black-belt)