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GAY, JOHN

6th dan Tomiki Aikido-JAA. Began training c. 1959 in London under Senta YAMADA. Emigrated to Australia in 1971 and formed the AUSTRALIAN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION, which is directly affiliated to the JAPAN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION. Has visited Japan on numerous occasions to study with Kenji TOMIKI, Hideo OHBA and Yamada. Hosted visits by Tomiki in 1977, and Ohba in 1981. Chairman and Technical Director of the Australian Aikido Association. Australian Aikido Association, c/o John Gay, 568 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria 3150 Australia 231-4063.