Hiroshi Ikeda was born on January 8, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan. He joined the Kokugakuin University and the aikido club there of which Mitsugi Saotome Shihan was a chief instructor. After the graduation he trained regularly at Hombu Dojo of Aikikai and in Saotomes Reimeijuku Dojo in Tokyo.
Masatomi Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan on 8 April 1940. He is a Japanese aikido teacher who holds the rank of 7th dan Aikikai and a status of Shihan. He was already deeply interested in budo before he started his aikido way. He was able to achive a 4th dan in judo and a 5th dan in sumo through the course of life. Continue reading “Masatomi Ikeda”
Steven Seagal is a well known actor, producer, screenwriter, musician… Ukraine Bans Steven Seagal Over ‘National Security’, Steven Seagal asked to teach Aikido to Serbia’s special police forces, Steven Seagal granted Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin, Is Steven Seagal actually a police officer?, Is Steven Seagal actually a martial artist? Still, there are a lot of interesting and not much known facts about his life and especially from the aikido perspective.
Was born on 4th September 1980 and started aikido at 15 years. Ryuji lived in Aikido Kobayashi Dojo as an uchideshi, traveled to Germany to learn under Katsuaki Asai Sensei, lived in Calgary Aikikai in Canada. But let’s make fare right from the start… Continue reading “Ryuji Shirakawa”
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. Continue reading “Nobuo Takase”
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 trainings with Sensei Harry Ng and in 8 years was appointed as an instructor under Aikikai Singapore… Continue reading “Philip Lee”
If you ever tried to find some good educational videos about ukemi – there’s a good chance that you stopped looking right when Donovans Meeting the Mat explanations were found. This is what happened to me. You may get no idea why it’s attractive but you will get the feel that everything should work just like that because of the softness and smoothness of the moves.