12/31/1969 4:59pm [from Jun Akiyama
just came out with a new video featuring Kenji Shimizu sensei
(8th dan, Tendo-Ryu Aikido). Shimizu sensei's background reads, "Following an extensive background in judo, Shimizu Sensei became one of the last direct students of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba in the early 1960s at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. He frequently served as O-Sensei's uke in training and demonstrations and had many outside teaching assignments. Shimizu Sensei established his Tendo Ryu school more than 25 years ago and has been active teaching aikido in Japan and Europe, particularly Germany,
and more recently in the USA."