Aikido Yuishinkai

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Aikido Yuishinkai
Date founded May 9, 1996
Founder Koretoshi Maruyama
Current head Koretoshi Maruyama
Arts taught Aikido
Ancestor schools Aikikai, Ki-Aikido
Official website

Aikido Yuishinkai (Japanese: ) is a style of aikido founded in 1996 by former Aikikai instructor and Ki no Kenkyukai President and Chief instructor[1] Koretoshi Maruyama.[2] Aikido Yuishinkai has many dojo operating in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States.[3] Koretoshi Maruyama was a personal student of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba, 4th generation receiving a 6th dan[4] and today travels the world giving seminars[5] The school focuses on 4 levels of aikido technique and is influenced by the Daito Ryu and Shinkage-ryū sword style. The organisation was led internationally by Michael Williams until his retirement in 2012. In February 2016 Maruyama Sensei appointed Peter Kelly and Martijn van Hemmen as International Instructors[6], in December 2016 he named Katsuaki Motegi as his successor. [7]


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  2. ^ "Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai". Aikido Yuishinkai International. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ "International Chief Instructor Aikido Yuishinkai, Chief Instructor Australia and South Pacific,". Aikido Yuishinkai International. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei by Clement Choo". Aikido Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  5. ^ "The Joyous Path: Interview with Koretoshi Maruyama by Antonietta Ferrari & Federico Gobbo". Aikido Journal. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  6. ^ "Aikido Yuishinkai International Instructors". Aikido Yuishinkai International. Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
  7. ^ "Aikido Yuishinkai 2nd generation". Aikido Yuishinkai International. Retrieved 2017-08-16.