Aikido Kenkyukai Australia holds close to the Traditions and Ethics embeded within the UESHIBA legacy and thereby maintains a deep attachment to the Aikido Foundation through our Mentor Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan. Each and every year at late, members from any of the various A.K.I dojo network around Australia visit and activley participate in training and celebrations organised by Takeda Shihan Honouring the Doshu UESHIBA. (this is duty and pleasure).
Below time is taken for A.K.I. members to be introduced to Doshu. Here Shane Mann of AKI Fudoshin Dojo is introduced by Takeda Satoshi sensei. In the background are AKI Canada members. AKI Fudoshin Dojo, with the support of Takeda Satoshi sensei has over the years endevoured to introduced its members to the higher levels of Aikido society through our Mentor Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan
Below, Berin Mackenzie left of Doshu and Bruce Scott at rear of Chicko Xerri sensei and Takeda Satoshi sensei.. These introductions are a highlight members can carry and be inspired by. A most fulfilling occasion. Fudoshin Dojo from its inseption in 1992, continues to enrich the A.K.I. network with members who have shown enduring qualities and committment to their development. Because A.K.I. Fudoshin Dojo Australia is so closely linked to our Mentor, we believe in the duty of the dojo to continually introduce its members in the correct manner to hopefully improve the future.
Above, early students of Fudoshin Dojo Sydney. L-R. (Berin Mackenzie,
Glen Sharples, Tash Petman,Chicko sensei and Christian Diaz.)
Below, A.K.I. Fudoshin Dojo Members recieve Japan Aikikai International Yudansha Certification.
Aikido Master Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan, Mentor and Inspirational personality to the Aikido Kenkyukai International Network. This sublime moment of father with son was captured by Photographer Takeda Satoshi sensei. This Photo as with others of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan were captured by Takeda Satoshi and personally passed on to Chicko Xerri and are kept as a personal record.
Doshu UESHIBA with Takeda Shihan and Aikido Kenkyukai International Members
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