[EN] Kata of Jo no Suburi – Video –

[FR] Version française est disponible ici.

Developing a new Jo Kata

Kata of Jo no Suburi – In 2015, Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei has developed a sequence of Jo movements based on the 20 suburi of Jo. The sequence was studied in particular during the summer camp in Auray (Bretagne), in August 2015. Later the same year, during a seminar in Giavenoo – Italy-, Daniel Sensei thought a sligtly  different version, where the suburi from 6 to 10 are run with a different axis each.

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[EN] Interview w/ SAITO Hitohira Sensei – sum-up 10 years after

SAITO Hitohira Sensei
Interview made by Olivier EBERHARDT
Seminar in Rennes 11/2014
Translation: Charles DURAND / Olivier EBERHARDT © 2015 Dento Iwama Ryu France – Olivier EBERHARDT

Here is an instrustructive interview done by Olivier EBERHARTD during the 3rd coming in France of  SAITO Hitohiro Sensei as some soke of  Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shuren Kai.

Kamisama - Kami - Dojo

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[EN] Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei

(FR) La version française est disponible ici.
(IT) La version française est disponible ici.
Many thanks to my friend Blair HALL for his kind work for translating this article.

IRIADaniel TOUTAIN Sensei, 6th Dan Japan, has been a qualified teacher of Aikido since 1977, with the ‘Diplôme d’Etat français’. He is a direct student of the late Master SAITO Morihiro and he continues the teachings of Master SAITO within the FAA Fundamental Aikido Association, which has many representatives in France and around the world.

Daniel TOUTAIN was awarded the rank of 6th Dan Iwama Ryu in 2002, directly from his master Morihiro SAITO Sensei. This was recognized by the Aikikai in November 2013, when the Doshu awarded him the equivalent rank of 6th Dan Aikikai.

Aikido Iwama Ryu - Auray Summer Camp - 08/2009
Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 08/2009 – International Seminar – photo © e.savalli

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[EN] Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 6th Dan Aikikai

(IT) La versione italiana è disponibile qui.
(FR) La version en français est disponible ici.

IRIADoshu Ueshiba Moriteru, grand-son of the founder of Aikido, and technical director of the Aikikai since 1996, has delivered the rank of 6th Dan to Daniel Toutain Sensei. Here are the words of gratitude expressed by Daniel TOUTAIN…

Aikido Iwama Ryu - Auray Summer Camp - 08/2009
Daniel TOUTAIN Sensei – 08/2009 – International seminar – photo © e.savalli

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