Nobuo Takase is a 7th Dan Aikikai Shihan and a Technical Director of Aikido in New Zealand. He is a head-instructor in Aikido Shinryukan with headquarters in Auckland.
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.
1969 Sensei was invited to Auckland, New Zealand in order to introduce the art of Aikido. So the aikido in New Zealand was born and soon Nobuo Takase moved there for living, made a family with 3 children. Aikido Shinryukan has a lot of years of experience and the Dojos in China, Australia, Scotland, Samoa.
In 2010 Nobuo Takase celebrated 40 years of Aikido Shinryukan. 50 years is going to happen in 2020 and it’s going to be a huge Aikido event. Mitsuteru Ueshiba, Ikuhiro Kubota, Sho Ozaki, Philip Lee and my others are in the list of invited aikidokas