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Our Dojo's Lineage

O-Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba

Founder of Aikido

Shihan Yoshimitsu Yamada

Direct student of O-Sensei. Founder and President of the USAF and Sansuikai International.

Sensei Yesid Sierra

Direct Student of Shihan Yoshimitsu Yamada. Founder and head instructor of Aikido México Kihon Dojo.

Sensei Carlos Felix Chancellor

Head Instructor of Aikido San Miguel.

Our Instructors

Carlos Felix Chancellor, 3rd Dan
Fuku Shidoin

Chancellor Sensei was born in Mexico City and grew up in the United States and Canada. He is a Jungian-Archetypal Psychotherapist, Somatic Movement Educator, Death Doula and a teacher of Mythology as well as the Vice President of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation México Centro.


He began practicing martial arts in 1990 and began practicing Aikido in 1998 in the central dojo of the Federación Mexicana de Aikido in Mexico City directly under Shihan Miguel Moreno Segura, 7th Dan. He has taught Aikido since 2007. Throughout his years and travels, he has also been the direct student of: 

Shihan Michael Moreno, 7th Dan 

Shihan Ishu Ishiyama, 7th Dan

Shihan Massimo di Villadorata, 7th Dan

In January of 2022 he was awarded the title of Fuku Shidoin by Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan.

Alfonso Alarcon, 2nd Dan, RIP

Aikido San Miguel was founded by Alfonso Alarcon in 2006, of which he was the chief

instructor with 20 years of experience in Aikido.

A member of the American Bonsai Association.

Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

2nd Degree Black Belt in Aikido.

Alfonso passed away due to Cancer at the age of 60.

He was a well respected member of the community in San Miguel and in Aikido around the world.

He is missed greatly.

Chris Hatlestad, 1st Dan

Chris began study of Aikido in 1984 in Central Illinois under Akira Tohei, Shihan.  Over the years he has practiced under a number of instructors and several lineages of Aikido in the Midwest and West Coast of the United States.  As a result, he has successfully past his Sho-Dan ranking on three different occasions.  He moved to San Miguel de Allende in 2017 and began practice with Aikido San Miguel in 2018.

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