Daito-ryu Aikibudo Association
Certa Shihan's School


Takeda Sokaku


The Daito-ryu aikijujutsu  (literally: Great Eastern School of the aikijujutsu : 大東流合気柔術 ) is an ancient and noble bujutsu School; ancient because it was founded in 1087 a.d. by Yoshimitsu Minamoto (1056-1127); noble because its genesis and evolution are along all classical Japan history. The martial teachings of the school were transmitted ...



Going back to the origins of Aiki, we arrive to the ancient Tegoi, told in an episode of the Kojiki, one of the oldest texts of Japan : Takemidauchi-no-kami throws Takeminakata-no-kami grabbing his hand with ease, like it was a cane. This Tegoi would be the origin of Sumo and was transmitted both in the legend ...


The program of teaching of the School Daitokai is very vast and understands all of this that the bushi of the clan Takeda-Aizu studied. The beginner begins with the study of the jujutsu together with the kenjutsu up to the rank of 2nd dan; subsequently will be introduced to the study of the other weapons as jutte, shuriken, kodachi, tessen ...


Purpose of the Daitokai is to develop, in the western countries, the teachings of Takeda Tokimune (1916-1993) and Kato Shigemitsu (1940-2013), respecting and handing on faithfully the entire technical curriculum of the Daito School practiced in the Daitokan of Abashiri and Budokan of Abashiri ...


For the purpose of disseminating the art of Aikibudo in the West the association annually organizes many activities. These activities are guided solely by respect for Japanese tradition. The aim of these activities is "to live and to follow the traditional and cultural way of martial arts and Japanese culture". With the organization of seminars, instructor courses, awards and ranks of openness of the new dojo ...