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    Kobayashi Kiyohiro is an 8th dan instructor of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu. He was a close student of Hisa Takuma and serves as the manager of the Takumakai, the organisation that Hisa’s students created to carry on his teachings. My last interview with him dates back to 2011 and it dealt specifically with the group he is ...
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    Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu (大東流合気柔術) is a koryu, one of Japan’s ancient martial arts schools, but unfortunately, its origins are far less well documented than that of most others. However, it shares with those the same secrecy when it comes to its technical catalog. Regardless of the specifics of its inception, the wider diffusion of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu ...
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    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 Takuma Hisa Sensei and Nakatsu Heizaburo Sensei, who were both direct students of Takeda Sokaku and Ueshiba Morihei. Takuma Hisa Sensei Takuma Hisa (久 琢磨, c.1895 – October 31, ...