Genealogy of our practice

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Dojo de la Roseraie. Toulouse 2006

Franck Noël.

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Is currently 7º Dan Shihan, grade has been awarded by the Aikikai Tokyo (Aikido World Center), where he was 8 years and who maintains permanent contact.

For over 20 years he has served as Chairman of the Technical College of the French Federation of Aikido, Aikibudo and affinities being one of the greatest exponents of this development.

He is also the author of the book “Fragments de dialogue à deux inconnues”, translated into several languages, including Spanish, “Fragmentos de diálogo con dos incógnitas”, as well as numerous articles on the practice of aikido.

 

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Con el maestro en Paris 2011

During the 8 years he lived in Japan, apart from regularly attend classes at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, mainly followed the teaching of Seigo Yamaguchi and practiced side by side with those who are currently the most renowned teachers and followed by Europe and Japan, as Seishiro Endo, Masatoshi Yasuno, Christian Tissier, Miyamoto Tsuruzo, etc.

In 1980 he returned to France and settled in Toulouse. After teaching at various dojos, creates the Dojo of the Roseraie in 1988, one of the few aikidojo Europe, where Franck Noël teaches regular classes, in addition to directing more than 40 seminars each year traveling around Europe (5 of them in Spain).

 

Franck Noël, a la derecha del maestro Yamaguchi

Franck Noël, a la derecha del maestro Yamaguchi

 

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Seigo Yamaguchi.

He is one of the most recognized and influential teachers in the world aikido and it is part of the generation of instructors after World War II.

He met Master Ueshiba in 1951 by a letter of recommendation and soon became in uchideshi at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, a difficult choice at that time in which the main concern was to survive and Budo was prohibited by US officials.

In 1958 the Japanese government sends to Burma on a cultural mission and as compensation for war damages (Master Yamaguchi was sent as “kamikaze” with a submarine, but at the last moment the war ended and could go home), where he was to teach aikido to the Burmese army.

After a stay of two years, returns to Japan, where it becomes one of the main instructors Hombu Dojo, where he taught between 1961 and 1996 (year of his death) and where they go through their hands the most influential instructors today, both in Japan and in Europe, and are as Masatoshi Yasuno, Seishiro Endo, Tsuruzo Miyamoto, Christian Tissier, Franck Noël, Bruno Zanotti… between which leaves an indelible mark.

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Responsible for the allocation of degrees in the Aikikai, he was also member of the Board of the International Federation of aikido (FIA).

Since 1977, the master Yamaguchi conducted his first travel abroad (especially in Europe, where it plays an essential role in the development of aikido), and where the number of course participants grows significantly each year and between 200 and 500.

In parallel with its official activities in the Hombu Dojo, teaches regularly at Meiji University in the university aikido club Nagoya and especially in the dojo Zoshukan in Shibuya, Tokyo in southwest. While the Aikikai is open to everyone, the Zoshukan dojo receives only a limited number of practitioners, thus facilitating the personal search of the master Yamaguchi.

 

Ueshiba family

First Dōshu: The founder Morihei Ueshiba who originated the Aikido, who lived between 1883-1969. Although it is usually referred to as O-Sensei.

Second Dōshu: Kisshomaru Ueshiba, He takes over as leader from 1969 (when his father died), he lived from 1921 to 1999.

Third Dōshu: Moriteru Ueshiba, is the current Doshu, who took the title in 1999. Born in 1951, is the grandson of the founder.

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                                                    Doshu: ” Guardian of the path”

 

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