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KATO, SHIGEKI 加藤茂樹

(b. 29 July 1948). 6th dan Tomiki Aikido-JAA. B. Ishikawa Prefecture. Employed by General Sekiyu. Began training in 1968 under Kenji TOMIKI and Hideo OHBA as a member of the WASEDA UNIVERSITY AIKIDO CLUB, and became its captain in his senior year. In 1971, he was All-Japan University Individual Randori Champion, and in 1977 won the individual championships at the first All-Japan Workers Tournament. Director of the Waseda Aikido Club from 1977 until 1979, he is currently director of the Tokyo Medical University Aikido Club. Member of the JAPAN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION Board of Directors, in charge of refereeing; also Manager of the Kanto University Student Aikido Kyogi Association. Head referee at the First International Sports Aikido Open Tournament, June 18, 1989. Tokyo Medical University Aikido Club, 6-1-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169 Japan (03)351-6141.