View Full Version : General News: Ichiro Shibata Sensei Separates from USAF West
06-25-2001, 02:42 PM
6/25/2001 2:42pm [from Jun Akiyama (firstname.lastname@example.org)]
I have now heard from a few sources that Ichiro Shibata sensei (7th dan, Berkely Aikikai (http://www.balsamfir.com/berkeley)) has left the USAF Western Region (http://www.usafwr.org/). From what I've gathered from people, Shibata sensei has reaffiliated or is in the process of reaffiliating directly with Aikikai Hombu Dojo. The USAF Dojo Listings (http://www.aikidoonline.com/dojo_list/dojousaf.html) shows Berkeley Aikikai as being "in the process of re-organizing it's [sic] affiliation."
Update 6/26: Reports have Shibata sensei reaffiliating with USAF (http://www.usaikifed.com/) and not directly with Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
Update 6/26 #2: Berkeley Aikikai's website (http://www.balsamfir.com/berkeley/) states the dojo is affiliated with USAF and Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
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