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O Sensei Aikido

O Sensei Aikido


Morihei Ueshiba The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, was born on December 14, 1883, to a farming family in an area of the Wakayama Prefecture now known as Tanabe. Among five children, he was the only son. From his father Yoroku, he inherited a samurai s determination and interest in public affairs…
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Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei

Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei


Next international seminar led by Ikeda Sensei in Le Vigan will take place from the 19th to 27th of August, 2017. Hiroshi Ikeda began the study of Aikido in 1968 while a University student in Tokyo. In 1976, Ikeda Sensei joined Saotome sensei who left Japan for Florida in 1975. Ikeda Sensei became his uchi deshi. In 1980, he moved to Colorado to found the Boulder Aikikai, an…


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Chiba Sensei Aikido

Chiba Sensei Aikido


Did you commence Aikido training at once? No, I was not allowed to practice straight away. I had to clean the dojo and all the other rooms at Hombu, plus wash, do cleaning, shopping, administration and look after all the Master s family. Also I had to work in the fields. Eventually I was allowed to first watch the classes and then, after some time, to train. No one taught me…


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Sao Tome Sensei

Sao Tome Sensei


Mitsugi Saotome Shihan is the Founder and supervisory instructor for more than 100 affiliated Dojos of the international Aikido Schools of Ueshiba association. Master Saotome has devoted his entire adult life to the study and teaching of Aikido. He began as a special apprentice with the Founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei (O Sensei) in 1955 and continued for 15 years until the…


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Sensei Yamada

Sensei Yamada


Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan was born on February 17, 1938. In 1955 he entered the Hombu Dojo as an uchi deshi (live-in student), receiving instruction from the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. After three years of training he became a full time instructor at the Hombu Dojo and taught at American military bases and Japanese universities. As a 4th dan in 1964, he traveled to…


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Aikido Sensei

Aikido Sensei


I’ll always remember the scene as I called at Sensei’s door to share with him my new discovery. To my surprise, he had never seen or heard mention of the book before. He put on his reading glasses and leafed through the manual, his eyes scanning the technical sequences intently. I felt compelled then and there to apologize to him for having ever doubted his assertion that he…


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Sensei Dojo

Sensei Dojo


(photo borrowed from okkb webpage) Nothing better to do than dress up and make a spectical of yourself? After thirty-years, I stopped travelling to Okinawa in 2013. My sensei had passed away in December 1, but I continued to visit the island. I still had many sempai and friends there, and besides, I love the food, music, and the geography of the place. But after each visit…


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