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01-14-2005, 03:42 AM

On February 18-20, 2005 the 7th Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu International Winter Seminar will be held in Italy by A. Certa Sensei.

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu is a traditional japanese jujutsu school that gave birth to many modern martial arts like Yoseikan Budo, Hakko-ryu, Shorinji Kempo and, of course, Aikido.

During the Seminar various techniques from the Hiden and Chuden Mokuroku will be shown and practiced, and also kenjutsu from Ono-ha Itto-ryu.

There is no special requirement to participate in the Seminar other than being interested and serious in learning more of the art. Also coming without a conceited attitude is welcome.

The Seminar is International and people from all around Europe will participate.

For inquiries, applications or information please email at:


Certa Sensei is one of the only two westerners to have studied directly under Takeda Tokimune Sensei (36 Headmaster and son of Takeda Sokaku Dai Sensei, the main teacher of Ueshiba Morihei Sensei) and the only one to have directly received graduations from the Soke. He is now a Shihan of the Nihon Daito-ryu Aikibudo Daitokai Association based in Hokkaido and led by Kato Shigemitsu Sensei (40 years of direct practice under Takeda Sensei, of which last 11 years as technical director for the School) and Arisawa Gunpachi Sensei (over 30 years of practice under Takeda Sensei and one of the very few to receive complete transmission also in Ono-ha Itto-ryu kenjutsu).

Giacomo Merello