As mentioned in my earlier post, Ernesto Talag Sensei has already officially affiliated with Aikido Yuishinkai International under Koretoshi Maruyama Shihan.
I would like to correct the statement you wrote above regarding Talag Sensei's rank. We have received official word that Maruyama Shihan has promoted Talag Sensei to the rank to Rokudan - 6th Dan.
In promoting Talag Sensei, Maruyama Shihan took into account both Talag Sensei's technical skill and experience as a teacher of Aikido for more than 30 years and his immense contribution to promoting the art in the Philippines and abroad.
Jojo, kindly convey my heartfelt congratulations to Talag Sensei on his promotion to Rokudan. Mabuhay kayong lahat!