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Kazuo Chiba

Kazuo Chiba (February 5, 1940 – June 5, 2015) – has been an 8 Dan Aikido Aikikai teacher.  He learned directly from the Morihei Ueshiba and his son Kisshomaru. He dedicated life to Budo where 50 years were about the Aikido in the first place.

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Masatake Fujita

Masatake Fujita (April 21, 1937 – May 28, 2014) – 8 Dan Aikido Aikikai. Was born in a town with a name Changchun, China. At that time territory was controlled by Japan and named Manchuria. His father was deeply in Budo and because of that Masatake’s interest was low until he personally met a founder […]

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Hirokazu Kobayashi

Hirokazu Kobayashi (February 14, 1929 – August 28, 1998) was an Aikido teacher with a rank of 8 Dan. He created Kobayashi Aikido style that is still practiced around the world.

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Jiro Kimura

Jiro Kimura is a Horikazu Kobayashi’s heir. He is in charge of the Osaka Buikukai and Buikukai Federation. Buikukai Federation is considered to be one of the biggest organizations affiliated to the Aikikai and definitely the biggest one in the Kansai region.

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Mitsugi Saotome

Mitsugi Saotome Shihan is one of the few former OSensei’s uchi-deshi’s still alive. He seen with his eyes all those things we read about. Sensei fully devoted himself to the Aikido and Ueshibas and you will learn why inside.

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Interview with Yasuno Masatoshi

Yasuno Masatoshi was born on September 7, 1948 in Kanazawa city which is in the Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. Yasuno Masatoshi is a Hombu Shihan with a 8 Dan Aikikai rang and is considered to be Yamaguchi Sensei’s technique heir along with the Seishiro Endo, Yoshinobu Takeda and Christian Tissier.

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Etsuji Horii

Etsuji Horii Sensei was born on May 4, 1964 in Osaka, Japan. When he was at Junior High School, at the age of 14, he joined the local Aikido Club. During the spring holidays he was able to go to Hombu and trained there for a full week and became fully dedicated from this time […]

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Interview with Hiroyuki Sakurai

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 Chisinau, Moldova. I had my chance to ask Sensei during the lunch break between the classes. Best regards to the main organizer of the seminar Vitalie Oncea 5 Dan Aikido […]

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Shoji Seki

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 a group of the aikidokas were giving a demonstration and in 1969 Shoji joined.

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Yukimitsu Kobayashi

Yukimitsu Kobayashi was born on 15 April 1960. In the elementary and middle school he attended Judo for six years, also trained baseball which was and is highly popular in Japan. At 18 years old Yukimitsu attended University where he studied Law and Jurisprudence. This is where he met his first Aikido teacher in the […]

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