15th Anniversary Celebration and Embutaikai

Our fifteenth anniversary celebration was marked in part by a public demonstration, or embutaikai, held on Sunday August 7th, 2016 at the Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217).

Takuma Hisa sensei, (Daito-ryu menkyo kaiden and whose name Takumakai bears) was instructed in Daito-ryu by both Ueshiba Morihei Sensei (Daito-ryu Kyoju Dairi and founder of Aikido), and Takeda Sokaku Sensei (known as the “reviver” of Daito-ryu, and teacher of Ueshiba Morihei Sensei). The Daito-ryu of Takumakai stands at the verdant cross-roads of these martial geniuses, bearing the stamp of both pre-war Ueshiba Morihei Sensei and the mature techniques of Takeda Sokaku Sensei. Demonstrators include Kawabe Takeshi Shihan (head teacher of Takumakai), senior teachers from Finland; and Yushinkan and other Takumakai members in the US. This is a rare opportunity to view authentic Daito-ryu.

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