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Kenji Shimizu

Kenji Shimizu is one of the last direct students of the O-Sensei. He made his own school and named it Tendoryu Aikido after the death of a founder.

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Why Mokuso?

Mokuso is a Japanese term for silent meditation. The first kanji reads as “Moku” and means silence or stop and the second one is “So” and means to think or focus. Mokuso is a common way to start and to end a training session in the Japanese Martial Arts and especially Aikido.

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Moriteru Ueshiba

Moriteru Ueshiba is a third Aikido Doshu, a tradition keeper. He is a grandson of the Morihei Ueshiba and a son of the second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba.

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Yoko Okamoto

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 is very important in Japan.

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Ichiro Shibata

Ichiro Shibata is a 7 Dan in Aikido Aikikai Japanese Shihan who relocated to the USA to become a chief instructor at the Berkeley Aikikai.

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