(b. 1942). Birthname: Mamoru. 8th dan Aikikai (2001). B. Fukushima Prefecture. Aikikai Shihan. Entered the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO as an UCHIDESHI c. 1964. Dispatched to Fukuoka as an Aikikai representative in 1970. Has traveled abroad to America and Europe on several occasions. Aikido Shohei Juku, 2-14-13 Takasago, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, 810 Japan (092)521-8003.