Not sure I know where Lancaster is in Ohio, but I'm sure you know where Charlotte North Carolina is. Come train. I'm no shihan but it will be fun. Don't expect I'll see you anytime soon....suprise me though.
"Giancarlo DiPierro first learned aikido as a college student on the East Coast in 1996. He later studied at the New England Aikikai, the dojo of the late shihan Mitsunari Kanai, a former uchi-deshi, or apprentice student, of the founder of aikido and one of the early pioneers of American aikido. He has also practiced with many other senior instructors at dozens of seminars and through regular classes at several dojos."