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Why do Yudansha wear hakama?

08 February 2013 Articles about the practice of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Guillaume Erard

Why do Yudansha wear hakama?

This article is my examination paper submitted for the promotion to Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Shodan at the Takumakai. It addresses the origin of the hakama in martial arts and tries to distinguish facts...

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History of the Takumakai Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

Written on 21 July 2012 by Guillaume Erard

History of the Takumakai Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

The Takumakai (琢磨会) is one of the major Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu organizations aiming to propagate the teachings of Takeda Sokaku Sensei. The Takumakai was formed by the students of both Takuma Hisa Sen...

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Interview with Kobayashi Kiyohiro Sensei, manager of the Takumakai

Written on 25 October 2011 by Olivier Gaurin

Interview with Kobayashi Kiyohiro Sensei, manager of the Takumakai

Kobayashi Kiyohiro Sensei is the manager of the Takumakai. He is one of the most senior instructors of that school and he has been learning Aikido in the early days at the Aikikai but also at the Yosh...

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