The interview with Hiroyuki Sakurai, 6 Dan Aikido Aikikai Hombu Dojo Shihan was taken on June 9, 2018 during the third seminar with the Sensei at
Shoji Seki Shihan was born on 6th March, 1950 in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. While he was a student in a Musashi Institute of Technology in Tokyo
Yukimitsu Kobayashi was born on 15 April 1960. While in the elementary and middle school he attended Judo for six years. He also trained baseball
Yoshiaki Yokota Shihan was born in 1958. He started doing budo with a judo and became a Captain of the Judo Club in a Junior High School
Christian Tissier was born on February 7, 1951 in Paris, France. He began aikido at the age of 11 under the Jean-Claude Tavernier in his native
Nobuyuki Watanabe was born on July 25, 1930 in Miyazaki Prefecture. Sumo was the first budo on his way and at secondary school he started Judo.
Yoko Okamoto holds a rank of a 6th Dan in Aikido Aikikai, a status of Shihan. She is the most respected female-sensei in Aikido and a
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