Honbu Dojo Shihan 7th Dan
Honbu Dojo Shihan 7th Dan
Miyako Fujitani, 6th Dan by the Tokio Aikikai and director of the Aikido tenshin Dojo in Osaka married Steven Seagal in 1975 when Seagal was in his twenties. Her father owned an aikido dojo in Osaka.Martial Arts Biography - Miyako Fujitani
Honbu dojo shihan 7th dan
(b. 1937). 8th dan Aikikai. B. Ibaragi Prefecture. Civil servant, Aikikai Shihan. An UCHIDESHI in IWAMA Dojo while middle school student. Known for his powerful technique.Encyclopedia of Aikido [ISOYAMA, HIROSHI]
(b. 10 September 1935). 8th dan Yoshinkan Aikido. Graduate of Chuo University. Entered YOSHINKAN AIKIDO dojo in 1955 together with Takashi KUSHIDA. Became a full-time aikido instructor of policewomen at Metropolitan Police School in December 1970. Taught police classes until his retirement when he assumed the position of Dojo-cho lot Yoshinkan Aikido Hombu Dojo in Ochiai, Tokyo. Presently the Kancho-cho of the headquarters dojo.Encyclopedia of Aikido [INOUE, KYOICHI]
(b. 21 April 1937). 8th dan Aikikai. B. Shinkyo, Manchuria. Aikikai Shihan. Entered Takushoku University in 1956. After graduation from university, Fujita was employed by the Aikikai in the late 1950s and rose to become head of the office. Fujita is one of the major-decision makers at the Aikikai and has traveled extensively abroad. Serves as the Technical Director of the National Cultural Aikido Bond of the Netherlands. Known for his powerful technique.Encyclopedia of Aikido [FUJITA, MASATAKE]
Bansen Tanaka (b. 21 march 1912, Osaka, d. dec. 1988) was an aikido master and one of the pre-war student of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba.
Tanaka was a judo practitioner when he met Ueshiba in 1936. Eager to learn about aikido, he set up a dojo in Osaka for Noriaki (Yoichiro) Inoue, early student and nephew of Ueshiba. He followed Inoue and Ueshiba's teachings until 1939 when he was drafted to go to war. His proficiency in aikido secured him a position as a bodyguard in the army. He returned to Osaka a year after and resumed the practice of aikido.
Ueshiba contacted Tanaka in 1951 and suggested him to build his own dojo in Osaka. He accompanied Ueshiba to Iwama during the construction of the future Osaka Aikikai Dojo. After the inauguration (early 1952), Ueshiba spent several weeks there teaching aikido . Tanaka remained the chief instructor of the Osaka Aikikai Dojo until his death. He was 9th dan Aikikai. Yukio Kawahara, technical director of the Canadian Aikido Federation, Higuchi Takanari, chief instructor of the Kyoto Aikikai Dojo, Seiji Tomita, founder of the Ban Sen Juku school in Belgium and Ishu Ishiyama, chief instructor of the Vancouver West Aikikai Dojo figure among his students.Bansen Tanaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(b. 20 March 1922). 9th dan Yoshinkan Aikido. B. Nagasaki Prefecture. First taught by DOSHU Kisshomaru UESHIBA at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO in 1951. Presently serves as the shihan of Takushoku University and Kyoto Industry University. Also responsible for the aikido clubs of Numazu Industry High School, Numazu Nishi High School, U. S. Yokosuka Base, Yokohama YMCA, Yokohama City Office, Yokohama Aikidokai, and the following companies: Nippon Kokan, Hitachi, YMCA and Ricoh.Encyclopedia of Aikido [TERADA, KIYOYUKI]