I first became interested in martial arts when an Aikido group demonstrated at my elementary school. I was captivated by the grace of their movements, the flowing cone of their hakama, and the non-violent message they presented.
Jeremy Hulley started training in Aikido in 1996 under Donovan Pierce with Aikido Seikikai. He trained at Two Cranes Aikido from 1999 to 2005 and received his nidan from Kimberly Richardson in 2005. He has trained with Neil Yamamoto of Icho Ryu Aikibudo since 2002. He lists his primary training influences as Mochizuki Takashi and Robby Pellett of Shinto Ryu, Neil Yamamoto of Icho Ryu and Dan Harden of Sangenkai.
Jeremy has been student of Shinto Ryu Iai-Battojutsu under Robby Pellett since 1999. He was awarded the rank of yondan in August of 2006 by Mochizuki Takashi Shihan.
In 2018, Neil Yamamoto granted Jeremy Icho Ryu Senior Instructor status.
Evan Bucy began studying Aikido in 1995 at Two Cranes Aikido, where he obtained the rank of shodan in 2008. Evan joined the Seattle School of Aikido in 2013 to study Icho Ryu from Neil Yamamoto. He began teaching our kids/teens classes at that time under the direction of Helmut Floss, and in 2016 Evan took over as chief instructor of the Kids/Teens program. Evan has also casually studied other martial arts including Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Kali, Aikibojitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and Silat.
In 2018, Neil Yamamoto granted Evan Icho Ryu Junior Instructor status.