Jay Weik Sensei is a Godan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido and is the founder and head instructor of Shobu Aikido of Ohio.  

He began his study of the martial arts with Karate in 1977, and in 1987 began his study of Aikido with Bill Gleason Shihan at Shobu Aikido of Boston. In 2001 he moved back to his home town of Toledo to found Shobu Aikido of Ohio, and in 2005 began co-leading intensive Shobu Okugyo retreats with Gleason Shihan which focused on Kototama and Aiki Principle.

in 2013 he was awarded the rank of Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) by Gleason Shihan.

Jay appears extensively in Gleason Sensei's 2001 Video 'Aikido and Japanese Sword' as well as his 2009 book 'Aikido and Words of Power.'

Jay's dojo is an affiliate of Aikido Schools of Ueshieba, and he has studied with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at numerous Seminars, and also studied internal power and Aiki training with Dan Harden and Howard Popkin.

"Jay Rinsen Weik has been an Aikido student of mine since the late 1980's. I have never ceased to be impressed by his ability to take the lower seat as a student in spite of his many accomplishemts at a very young age. When I met him he was already a competent Jazz musician and teacher, and now he has become a teacher of Zen Buddhism as well. In Aikido, he is one of the best students I have had over the years and continues to not only improve his own ability be leaps and bounds, but also to deepen Shoshin, the heart of Aikido which is beginner's mind."
- William Gleason, Shihan