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I begun studying martial arts at the age of 15, studying simultaneously aikido (about 30 years under the senior Japanese European masters of that time, and karate under Hiroshi Shirai sensei. I then studied kendo for 5 years. I subsequently begun regular training in Japan over long periods in Abashiri, Hokkaido, as an uchi-deshi in the Daitokan dojo. I have studied with the best elderly students of Tokimune: Sano, Kato and Arisawa shihan.
In Abashiri I have received the qualification of shihan. I directed seminars in many countries, such as: Austria, France, England, Switzerland, Russian Federation, Spain, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and USA.

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Antonino Certa
Daito-ryu shihan
President and Chief instructors of Daitokai International
Milan, Italy
European Union
Phone +39 340 71 59 202
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book: Daito-ryu Aikibudo, history and technique


Daito-ryu Aikibudo, history and technique is the first book to comprehensively show the roots, principles and techniques of this ancient art passed down directly from its last Soke, Takeda Tokimune and his most faithful and long-time students.
Author: Antonino Certa
Language: English
Published by: Private
Date published: 2007
Edition: Martial Arts
Paperback: 224 pages

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interviews & articles

→ "Interview with Certa Shihan" - Moscow INTERVIEW (RU)  img

→ "Interview with Certa Shihan" - Moscow INTERVIEW

→ "Interview with Certa Shihan" - Paris, in the magazine ART-MARTIAL.ORG (FR)  img

→ "Interview with Certa Shihan" - Prague, in the magazine FIGHTERS.CZ (CZ)  img

→ "Interview with Certa Shihan" - Prague INTERVIEW

→ "An interview with Certa Shihan" - Ohio THE SILENT MIND  img

→ "The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu" an interesting article on the comparison between Aikido and Aikijujutsu published on Black Belt magazine 2015, written by Dr. Nick Hallale  Article - parte one  img

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