04-02-2013, 11:24 AM
Posted 2013-03-22 05:20:35 by Rommel Miel
News URL: http://www.aikido-philippines.com/
Okomato Sensei began her training in 1977 at Hombu Dojo, mainly under the late Kissyomaru Ueshiba Doshu and then continued training in France with Christian Tissier Shihan. After returning to Hombu Dojo in 1981, she primarily followed the late Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan until her departure for the United States in 1989. She has also studied with I. Shibata, Hombu Dojo Shihan and present Chief Instructor at Berkeley Aikikai in California. She founded Portland Aikikai in Portland, Oregon in 1990. She returned to Japan in 2003 and started Aikido Kyoto for the Japanese and international community of Kyoto.
She was the first female instructor to teach at the International Aikido Federation Congress in Tokyo, Japan last year. This seminar is presented by Aikido Philippines, Filipino Federation of Aikido, Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association and Sacred Heart Aikido Center Cebu.
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