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Self-defense Aikido School Genshinkai

Self-defense aikido & Bushido Iai-Sword School teaches easy to understand, usable self-defence.

Founder Nariyasu Toyosaki has trained in Aikido from childhood; taught at workshops in more 10foregin countries and trained in several martial arts.

"Gen"means root. "Shin" means mind or spirit.

Genshinkai we explore Japanese culture, mind and spirit, through Aikido.

This is a martial art that represents traditional culture and spirit through which we can discover the roots of this spirit by study and practice.

Kif_0172 Recently public or personal safety has been worsening in Japan.

Our long years as safe and peaceful society have come to an end.

We may need to defend ourselves.

That is why I not only teach Aikido, but also practical self-defense that can be applid in real life. this includes how to fall down safely on any surface as well as techniques to subdue and repel an assailant.

Basically, my idea of Japanese martial arts and the Genshinkai philosophy is that although they were created for survival it is not necessary to use them to win but to "not lose." .

We do not have to beat anybody but, in turn, we should not lose to anybody.

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Profile: Arikawa Sadateru Shihan

Arikawa shihan developed a keen interest in martial arts and religion as a child.

He began to study Shotokan Karate before the war, under the instruction of Funakoshi Gichin Shihan and his son Funakoshi Gigo, who taught in Mejiro.He trained in various styles of Karate.

mar0301 At the age of 11, after reading an article by Ueshiba Morihei, the founder of Aikido, in the magazine "Shin Budo," he became fascinated with Master Ueshiba.

After a number of years he received a letter of introduction from Fujita Siko Shihan, 14th Master of Kouga Ryu Ninjyutu and entered Aikido training under the instruction of Master Ueshiba.

After the end of WWⅡ there was considerable civil unrest.

Because street fighting was common, it is said that Arikawa Shihan acquired a wealth of practical experience during that period.

In both his own training as well as in teaching, he was extremely rough and strict, earning the nickname of "Killer" abroad and that of "Demon" in Japan.

However, there was more to Arikawa Shihan than fighting. His extensive research in both modarn and ancient martial arts, religion, culture and history resulted in a collection of over 12 tons of books, articles and papers.

Of even greater significance, was the level of excellence he acquired in mastering Aikido technques.

He also maintained strong connections with masters of a number of other martial arts. As a prominent figure in the Aikikai Foundation, he watched over the development of Aikido after the war.

Preferring to keep a low profile, he continued to support Aikikai from behind the scenes.

In his youth, Arikawa Shihan was considered not only frightening, but ferocious. In his old age, however, he was venerated as the last of the true martial artists.

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