Yukimitsu Kobayashi was born on 15 April 1960. He is a 7 Dan Aikido Aikikai Hombu Dojo Shihan.
During the elementary and middle school, he attended Judo for six years, also trained baseball which was and is highly popular in Japan. Being 18 years old Yukimitsu attended University where he studied Law and Jurisprudence. This is where he met his first Aikido teacher in the face of the Masando Sasaki who was a direct disciple of the O-Sensei and Tamura Sensei.
Kobayashi enjoyed Aikido much more than the University itself and after graduation in 1982, he went straight to Hombu Dojo where he continued to study his favorite way.
He became a professional Aikido teacher and is a Hombu Dojo Shihan for many years now. In 2008 he received 7th Aikido Aikikai Dan. Except for the Japan Yukimitsu Kobayashi teaches around the world frequently. Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, France, etc. He comes to Romania at least 2 times per year now and gathers all the aikidokas around. Seminars are full and extra-full like in the case of Musubi Dojo Cluj seminars. You can catch my teacher, Igor Zaharevitch, in the video below.
Yukimitsu Kobayashi is a bright example of the Aikikai school of Aikido these days. He usually makes basic techniques but makes them clean and precise. There’s a lot to learn from him and more to follow.
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