Daniel Caslin is the Chief Instructor of Aikido of Owensboro. He began his Aikido training in 1976 with Frank Doran at Stanford University. He thereafter trained under Mary Heiny in Seattle. He spent a year in Shingu, Japan in 1979 studying Aikido full time under Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei, 10th Dan, one of O'Sensei's post-war students. Other influential instructors in Shingu were Motomichi Anno (8th Dan), Yanase (7th Dan) and Tojima Sensei (6th Dan).
Upon returning to the United States, Daniel trained with Tom Read in Arcata, California and began teaching in Arcata. He later moved to Kentucky, where he opened a dojo in 1982. He is affiliated with North Bay Aikido in Santa Cruz and Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. He has a continuing interest in meditation, yoga and Japanese gardening. Dan is also the managing law partner of Caslin Cecil & Holtrey. caslin.org