Sensei Issa Rizkallah was born in Jerusalem in 1958 and came to the USA at the age of 11. Began Aikido training under Katsumi Niikura Sensei in august 1991. Currently hold the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in Aikido. Met Albert Betzler Sensei at the Home dojo in Sterling Hights in Michigan and became friends. He opened Budo Ryokukai Tenchi Shin Japanese Aikido in Livonia in 1994; which translates as "Having the Heart of Heaven On Earth School of Aiki" The school was closed in 1999.
Trained with Sensei Betzler and Katsumi Sensei. Sensei Issa re-opened Tenchi Shin Dojo under the guidance and approval of Katsumi Niikura Sensei. And, still visits the home dojo.
The art is based on the "Samurai old warriors of Japan", so when we practice its in that the spirit of the Samurai.