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I will lead the training.

 

Following Aikido from Master Kosaku Takano

 

川崎先生
Masako Kawasaki, Grand Master
Aikido 7th dan title, approved by Aikido Honbu Dojo.
Grand Master in tea ceremony, approved by Busho Oribe Ryu
 
I trained under Master Kosaku Takano, the founder of Azabu Dojo, since long before the opening of Azabu Dojo. Master Takano always sought novelty and innovation. This dojo has been inspired by his ideal “from the old castle to the universe.” He used to say “Aikido is to use the gap, instantly fend off, enter blind angles, with circling motions, hold joints or throw. Without losing concentration, relax your body. Do not clash, do not knock down, do not hurt, do not hit, do not kick and do not go against. Aikido is the art of harmony, taking control of your counterpart without fighting.” I will fulfill his ideal for Aikido.

 

Building a bond among people and imparting a heart of “Zen”


In our dojo, we treasure seasonal events which are fading away in modern Japan, such as rice cake cutting in New Year, bean throwing in February, summer camp on the beach and a public demonstration called “Enbu” in October. In this dojo, you can train in both Aikido as “active Zen” and the tea ceremony as “calm Zen.” Let’s follow this path together!