(b. 10 May 1932). B. Engaru, Mombetsu, Hokkaido. Airline employee in Memanbetsu, Hokkaido. Initiated into DAITO-RYU AIKIJUJUTSU at age 14 by his father, a direct student of Sokaku TAKEDA. Enrolled in the dojo of Kodo HORIKAWA in April 1963 and promoted to 5th dan in 1972 and 7th dan in 1976. Became the first shihan of the KODOKAI on 15 October 1977 and was awarded MENKYO KAIDEN upon the death of Horikawa in October 1980. He was chosen as Horikawa's successor and now heads the Kodokai organization whose headquarters is located in Kitami. Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai, Miyama-cho 50-4, Kitami-shi, Hokkaido Japan (0157)24-6416.