Aikikai Membership #161548
Merdi A. Murti has started to train aikido since 1996 at Bulungan Aikido Dojo, where he trained under the supervision of Atsushi Yahagi (3rd Dan). In 1998, he moved to Bandung in order to continue his study at university. During his time in college, he trained with Rudy Wijaya (3rd Dan) and he shared his knowledge of aikido to the members of Parahyangan University Aikido club. After he graduated in 2003, he returned to Jakarta and went back to train at Bulungan Aikido Dojo.
He received his 1st Dan in 2002 from Koichi Toriumi Shihan (6th Dan). In 2005, Sugawara Shigeru Shihan (6th Dan) examined his 2nd Dan grading test and he passed successfully. He earned his 3rd Dan with Yoshinobu Irie Shihan (6th Dan) of Hombu Dojo as his examiner in October 2012. After more than 20 years of training, he received his 4th Dan after examined by Hiroshi Fujimaki Shihan (6th Dan).
In 2013, International Aikido Federation (IAF) appointed Albertus Nugroho (4th Dan) and him to represent Aikido from Indonesia in the World Combat Games 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Currently, he is the chairman of Bulungan Aikido Dojo.