Was born on 4th September 1980 and started aikido at 15 years. Ryuji lived in Kobayashi’s Dojo as an uchideshi, traveled to Germany to learn under Katsuaki Asai Sensei, lived in Calgary Aikikai in Canada. But let’s make it fare right from the start… Continue reading “Ryuji Shirakawa”
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.
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. Continue reading “Vassilis Nykteris”
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.