SHIMIZU, KENJI 清水健二
(b. 1940). 8th dan, 1988-Nihon Budo Kokusai Renmei [rank authenticated]. Professional aikido instructor. One of the last UCHIDESHI at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO who began his aikido training in 1963. A favorite of the founder Morihei UESHIBA, he eventually separated from the Aikikai in the mid-1970s. Shimizu now heads the TENDOKAN dojo in Sangenjaya, Tokyo and travels regularly to Europe, particularly Germany, to conduct seminars. He appeared in FRIENDSHIP DEMONSTRATION II in 1986. Shimizu co-authored a book titled Zen and Aikido with Shigeo Kamata of Tokyo University. See Pictorial p. 100. Tendokan, 2-13-15 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154 Japan (03)413-1239.
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