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    Nakatsu Heizaburo (中津平三郎) was born on May 1, 1894 in Ikeda (池田町) in the Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island. He was a direct student of Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu master Takeda Sokaku, with whom he studied for three years. Nakatsu Sensei is the teacher at the origin of the lineage of Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu of Shikoku, which is ...
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    Wakimachi City is located in the Tokushima Prefecture in the eastern part of the Shikoku Island. Shikoku is the smallest of the four Japanese main islands and it is connected to the largest, Honshu, by the Onaruto and Akashi-Kaikyo bridges. During the Edo and Meiji eras, Wakimachi was a very prosperous city of merchants, mainly ...
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    Every six months, an exceptional Daito-ryu seminar takes place in the Shikoku region. The event is notable because it is placed under the direction of one of the greatest experts of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu still alive, Chiba Sensei Tsugutaka. The opportunity is even greater since many of the great Sensei of the Takumakai religiously attend this ...