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Thanks to our network, you can integrate a dojo for one or more courses or keiko and enjoy an unforgettable sharing experience.
Practice, or simply look through the mitorigeiko (learning by the look), in any case meet another martial sphere and Japanese practitioners.
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Hiroki OGAWA sensei
4th dan Aikikai
Kyoto & Osaka
Hiroki Ogawa sensei began Aikido practicer in his hometown in Nara Prefecture at the age of 16.
After experimenting with several dojos and leading AIKIDO Kansai Gakuin University in Osaka and graduating from university, he moved to Shikoku Island in Ehime Prefecture and met Toshio TANIMOTO sensei here (see below on our page), an encounter that changed his life.
Since then and for more than 10 years he wanted to learn from his mind and his technique.
Back to Kyoto in 2011 he created the 2 clubs Aishinkan Kyoto & Osaka, and his motto is "Enjoy together the practice of Aikido safely and benevolently"
Aikido KOBAYASHI Yasuo shihan 8th dan
Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Shiba..
"Aikido Kobayashi Dojo is an organization founded by Yasuo Kobayashi Soshihan (main shihan) in April 1969 in Kodaira, Tokyo.
Our activity is not limited to Japan: we send instructors periodically abroad, accept trainees from and outside Japan and organize a Musubi fund (scholarship program for trainees from foreign countries) to help them financially.
Kodaira, the main dojo is located in the suburbs of Tokyo, the training places are spread in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, etc.
The countries we periodically send to our instructors are: United States, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greece, Iran, Korea South, Taiwan and Australia. "
Eiichi SUZUKI sensei
3th dan Aikikai
Kyoto - Higashiyama
Eiichi Suzuki Sensei started practicing Aikido at the age of forty in Hong Kong and has been running Higashiyama Aikido Keikokai since 2015. The club is affiliated with Aishinkan (see opposite on this page).
The dojo is located in a charming residential area east of Kyoto "Higashiyama", at the foot of Yamashina Mountain.
He believe that Aikido is a universal language to communicate to people all ove the world.
Hitohira SAITO sensei
Shinshin aiki shurenkai
IWAMA SHINSHIN AIKI SHURENKAI is a non profit organization founded by Hitohira Saito Sensei, student of the Founder of Aikido ~ Morihei Ueshiba Sensei and his father Morihiro Saito Sensei ~ Guardian of Aiki Shrine, Uchideshi of Aikido’s Founder.
"We preserve and share the great influence of my father Morihiro while remaining faithful to the technical and spiritual heritage left by the Founder Morihei Ueshiba. We continually try to improve ourselves through the intensive and systematic practice of kihon , and we believe each training session is a unique opportunity to feel closer to the Founder. I firstly apply this permanent training to myself."
Hitohiro Saito Iwama Shinshin Aïki Shurenkai.
and its mythical
Most of the courses take place in the modern building, but some have the chance to practice at the Butokuden, (image above) Dai Nippon Butokukai's main dojo : that was originally established in 1895 Kyoto Japan under the authority of the Japanese Government and the endorsement of His Majesty, Meiji Emperor to solidify, promote, and standardize martial disciplines and systems throughout Japan.
The Hombu of the DNBK establishes the certifications and gives the authorizations for the Kendo, Kenjutsu, Aikido, Jiujutsu, Karatedo, Judo, Iaido, Jodo, Sojutsu, Kyudo.
Out of the winter season when doors and windows are generally closed, you can sit on the steps and watch a karate, weapons, kendo class ...
Strong and unprecedented experience to practice in this place having hosted and still welcoming the greatest masters of budo during internships or embukai.
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Ryuji SHIRAKAWA sensei
Born in 1980 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, he started Aikido at the age of 15 with his father Katsutoshi SHIRAKAWA shihan 7th DAN who is also a Shinto priest.
At the age of 23, he became a Uchi-deshi pupil of Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan 8th dan. Actually, he teaches actively while moving regularly in the other dojos of Shinbunrenseijuku, his style is ample and very fluid.
This school has the largest membership in the entire northeastern region of Japan.
At the age of 24, in 2004, he participates for the first time in ALL JAPAN AIKIDO demonstration as a representative of Miyagi prefecture, as well in Russia in 2013 for the "Sports Accord World Combat Games" in St Petersburg, in Hungary in 2015 ..
He is Director of the Aikikai Federation of Aikido of Miyagi Prefecture, and mainly officiates in 2 dojos of the city of Sendai: http://www.shinburenseijuku.com/goannai/kyoushitsu/sendaiminami.html
No less than 15 clubs in Miyagi Prefecture, 2 in Fukushima Prefecture and 1 in Hokkaido.
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Yasunori YAMAKAWA sensei
35 ans de IAIDO (Master licence) et 30 ans d'AIKIDO (5ème dan) pour ce monsieur qui enseigne ses 2 spécialités à tous ses élèves, l'effet synergique de ces deux pratiques étant selon lui effective et attendue.
Le dojo est situé dans le quartier Omiya (station de métro du même nom).
HINO Akira sensei
Born in Osaka, Japan (1948), also professional jazz drummer, writer, stage director, lecturer, he founded in the 1930s the Budo Hino Institute and the "Hino Method" which does not depend on muscular strength but uses the body in the most rational way.
This very original and sophisticated physical method could apply to all areas around body education, his method of Budo has sounded through the greatest movements of artists, athletes and instructors such as Olympic medalists, Kick champions -boxing and free combat, professional footballers and rugby players rub shoulders with dancers, actors and therapists to come and study with him the effective use of the body according to the principles of Budo.
The Hino Budo is based on the control "Ishiki" (consciousness) and the use of "natural reflexes of the body", giving free rein to the unconscious movement to feel the connection with the other. He worked with his students and with no experience of carpenter work at the construction of his dojo in the Kumano Kodo region (one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Japan) in Wakayama Prefecture. The all-wood construction has been recognized as World Heritage.
He actually teaches in Tokyo.
Yoko OKAMOTO shihan
7th dan Aikikai
With Chris MULLIGAN sensei 6th Dan Aikikai.
Yoko Okamoto started practicing at the Hombu dojo in 1977, she lived in France (1979-1981) where she was a student of Christian Tissier shihan.
She created the Portland Aikikai in Oregon USA in 1991, played a dojo-cho role (chief instructor) until she returned to Japan in 2003 where she opened her own dojo. Chris Mulligan started practicing in 1972.
In 1978, he traveled to Japan and ended up staying 11 years, mainly at Hombu dojo. On his return to the United States, he established with Yoko Okamoto Portland Aikikai under the tutelage of Yamada shihan Aikikai of New York. Chris is currently the lead instructor at "Aikido Kyoto".
Courses: Adhesion ¥ 6000 / month = 17 lessons / week (all levels and weapons combined) + 5 zazen sessions early in the morning.
Yasuhito IRIE sensei
5th dan Aikikai
Student of Hiroshi TADA shihan 9 th dan.
Born in Kyoto in 1982, he grew up in Kanagawa where he discovered Aikido in private school. He met Hiroshi TADA Shihan during his studies at Waseda University in 2001, and founded Tada-Irie School in 2010 in Kyoto. Its courses are administered in 4 different places (maybe even more) and in particular old Butokuden.
Hiroshi TADA sensei Shihan.
Student of O Sensei for 14 years, pioneer of Aikido in Italy where he stayed for six years, TADA sensei has developed a breathing system and meditation exercises called Ki no Renma (ki development).
TADA sensei is one of the last giants of the post-war instructor generation. He is currently a member of the IAF Board of Governors. He is currently the highest ranking instructor of the Aikikai Hombu dojo.
Many classes a week, Jô and Ken once a month.
Toshio TANIMOTO shihan
7th dan Aikikai
Matsuyama, Shikoku island
Tanimoto Sensei started Aikido in 1967 in Matsuyama (he was 20 years old, he wanted to become strong because he had a constitutional disability) under the direction of Koichi SAYANAGI shihan (8th Dan) student of O sensei and who was the first to develop Aikido on Shikoku island.
He obtained his 4th Dan Aikikai in 1978. Then he opened his own 合心 館 Aishinkan dojo in 1980 in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island.
He obtained the 7th Dan Aikikai in 2001.
Now the Aishinkan has 6 branches: in Matsuyama, Nihama (Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island), Takamatsu (Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku Island) as well Kyoto, Osaka and Rovigo in Italy.
There is a total of more than 350 members. The clubs of Shikoku Island offer a daily practice.
Takeshi YAMASHIMA shihan
7th dan Aikikai
"Takeshi Yamashima was born on 12 September 1941 in Kyoto. Already at the age of 18 he started his Aikido Way at the University of Kyoto under Arikawa Sensei and Yamada Sensei.
In the Tokyo Goverment Dojo , Yamashima Sensei also practiced under Mitsugi Saotome and has been able to expand his experience on a continual basis.
Early, he discovered the connection of the Shinkage Yagu Ryu and Aikido. Later, he followed Yamaguchi sensei until his death and discovered that there was a very great connection between what was practiced in the Shinkage Yagu Ryu and the Aikidio of Yamaguchi Sensei.
For many years, Yamashima Sensei is already traveling through Europe, Asia and the USA to teach students about his Aikido."
AIKIKAI Hombu dojo
In 1931, the founder Morihei UESHIBA built a dojo dedicated to the practice in Tokyo. It was a wooden building of about 120 square meters (80 tatami mats), called Kobukan, located in Wakamatsu-cho in the Shinjuku district. In 1967, the original wood structure housing Aikido Hombu Dojo was replaced by a more modern concrete building.
In 1973, the building was further modernized, and the fourth and fifth floors added to the building. Aikido has established itself in 130 countries, and under the direction of Doshu Moriteru UESHIBA, its teachers pursue the spirit of the Aikido that continues to grow worldwide.
Instructors:Tthe Doshu Moriteru UESHIBA, the Waka sensei Mitsuteru UESHIBA, Seishiro ENDO, Hiroshi TADA, Masatoshi YASUNO, Shoji SEKI ....
Morito SUGANUMA shihan
8ème dan Aïkikaï
35 years of IAIDO (Master degree) and 30 years of AIKIDO (5th dan) for this man who teaches his 2 specialties to all his students, by the synergistic effect of these two practices being in his opinion effective and expected.
The dojo is located in the Omiya district (subway station Omiya station).
Tsuneo ANDO shihan 8th dan
Chiba, Aichi, Osaka, Okayama, Fukuoka
"Tsuneo ANDO (8th dan) is the Chief Instructor at Ryu Headquarters Dojo and the founder and head of NPO Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu.
Ando Sensei has dedicated himself to the study of aikido for over 4o years; 14 of those as an apprentice to Shioda Gozo (1915-1944), the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, and 37 as a full-time professional instructor. He remains devoted to studying and developing his own technique while also training his senior apprentices to be martial artists and instructors of the highest level.
His focus is also on popularizing aikido and improving teaching methods in order to make aikido as accessible to as many people as possible. Considered one of the top aikido practitioners in the world, he is highly sought after as a teacher both for his technique, which most directly resembles Shioda Sensei`s, and for the warmth of his personality."
Seidokan (from Roderick T. Kobayashi)