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SHIBATA, ICHIRO 柴田一郎

(b. c. 1952). 6th dan Aikikai. Aikikai Shihan. Entered the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO as an UCHIDESHI in the early 1970s. Became a junior instructor at the Aikikai where he taught for many years. Relocated to Berkeley, California in 1989 as an official representative of the Aikikai to become Chief Instructor of Aikido of Berkeley. Shibata works in close cooperation with Kazuo CHIBA, the Aikikai representative in San Diego, California and is active in the Western Region of the UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION. Known for his powerful technique. Aikido of Berkeley, 1812 San Pablo Ave. , Berkeley, CA 94710 USA (415)549-1518.