(b. 7 March 1936). 8th dan Kansai Aikido Club. Dojo Adminstrator. B. in Kyushu, Japan. Entered Kansai Aikido Club in 1961 being taught Daito-ryu aikijujutsu by Takuma Hisa. Received Daito-ryu 5th dan and KYOJU DAIRI in 1971, then 8th dan in 1976. One of the founding members of the TAKUMAKAI. Also studied karate under Sumihiko Funatsu receiving 5th dan Mahatokai (Kyushu University Club) in 1998. Established the Daibukan Dojo in the Osaka/Kobe area in 1968 which he continues to operate today.
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