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Nobuo Takase

Nobuo Takase Shihan was born on February 6, 1947 in Himeji, Japan. He began studying Aikido at Kogakkan University in Ise, Japan and was learning under O-Sensei himself, Kazuo Chiba, Mitsunari Kanai, Norihiko Ichihashi and Nobuyuki Watanabe.

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Hiroshi Tada

Hiroshi Tada was born on December 13th 1929 year and is the only living 9th Dan Aikido Aikikai holder. He entered Hombu Dojo in 1950 and doing aikido now for 67 years! He was just always there, he knows them all, and seen it all happened and changed with his own eyes.

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Philip Lee

Sensei Philip Lee was born on 29 October 1954. He started his martial art way being nine years old with Chinese Wushu following with Judo, Karate, Taichi,  Kodachi (short sword) Goshindo. At age of 17 began his Aikido training with Sensei Harry Ng and in 8 years was appointed as an instructor under Aikikai Singapore…

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Ivan Novikov

6th dan Aikikai Sensei Ivan Novikov is a President of an oldest in Russia Martial Arts club named Lenkai, a Head Coach of the National Council of Aikido in Russia, a Father of FIVE children and a great person to be with, I prove!

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Dang Thong Phong

Dang Thong Phong was born in 1935. He started his Martial Arts career from Han Bai Duong Vietnamese Shaolin Kung-fu and Judo and from 1958 he added Aikido and Taekwondo to the list of his favourite activities and he continues to follow his choices even now, after almost 60 years.

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Donovan Waite

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Bjorn Eirik Olsen

Bjorn Eirik Olsen Shihan represents Norway Aikikai. He is presently holding a 7th Dan and is the Chief instructor of the Norwegian Aikido Federation. He also holds seminars regularly in Greece and England, and has a close relationship to Aikido in Vietnam.

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Vassilis Nykteris

Vassilis Nykteris holds a 5th dan that is based in Greece. He’s running a biggest dojo there and is representing Aikido Aikikai of the country. He also founded Aikido Academy of Athens and Aikido Academy of Cyprus.

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Kenji Shimizu

Kenji Shimizu is one of the last direct students of the Morihei Ueshiba. After the death of the founder made his own own schoold of the aikido named Tendoryu. He was holding a 7th dan in aikido at that time.

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Yasunari Kitaura

Not much of the people, who had a chance to learn under O-Sensei himself, are still with us these days. They are in demand even much more then it’s physically possible to a young man, not an old one which they are. Yasunari Kitaura  is one of this small count and he still there to teach what […]

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