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(b. 14 September 1951). B. Iwate Prefecture. Studied Wado-ryu Karate from 1964. Began aikido at the Sapporo branch dojo of the AIKIKAI HOMBU in 1970 and later became an instructor. From 1974-1981 practiced at the MANSEIKAN Dojo. In February 1982, Ozawa became independent of the Manseikan and established the Aikido Shobukan dojo. He is also a practitioner of iaido (from 1981) and kyudo (from 1986). Aikido Shobukan, 3-7 Minami-cho, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken Japan (096)36-2508.