Nicholas Burtner (Nidan) began his instruction of Aikido under the guidance and leadership of Lynn Fabia Shihan (Rokudan). He later met Michael Park Sensei (Yondan) at a seminar held in Plano, TX. Nicholas would often accompany Fabia Shihan at her seminars held throughout Texas and other states that held her affiliation. Nick would also participate in classes with Michael Park Sensei until his active retirement of Aikido. Nicholas was given authority of instructing by both Lynn Fabia Shihan and Michael Park Sensei shortly before opening the doors to Flowing Circle Aikido Center in Dallas, TX in 2007.
Video created by a student in 2008
Nicholas during his shodan examination