(b. April 1948) 6th Dan Aikikai, 1995. B. Chiba Prefecture. Graduated in engineering from Ibaraki University. Trained at Ibaraki University's Engineering faculty dojo, and in Iwama under Morihiro SAITO from 1967 to 1973. After travelling in the USA, relocated to Sydney, Australia in February 1974. Opened first dojo in April 1976 at the North Sydney Police Boys' Club which still continues in operation. Hosted Morihiro Saito on several occasions between 1983 to 2000, and accompanied Saito on a visit to Denver, Colorado, in 1999. Formed the TAKEMUSU AIKI ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA in 1977, a non-profit organization, in 1991, of which he serves as president. Operates a private dojo in Sydney.
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