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GERMANY, HISTORY OF AIKIDO IN

Compared to other European nations, the introduction of aikido to Germany took place at a rather late date. In the early 1960s a number of Japanese teachers came to the country to demonstrate but no formal structure existed. The real birth of aikido in Germany can be said to coincide with the arrival of Katsuaki ASAI in October 1965. Asai's coming was the result of efforts made by a group of German judoka from M