President of the Daitokai International
antonino certa shihan

curriculum in martial arts

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 at the dojo of the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, as an uchi-deshi in the dojo of the late Soke Takeda Tokimune. After 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 and USA.

my profile

Antonino Certa
Daitokai International
Shihan of Daito-ryu
President and Chief instructors Daitokai International
Milan, Italy
European Union
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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


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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interview whit certa shihan in Prague


author Ivan Karpov

Interview was conducted by Ivan Karpov in Prague; published on the magazine FIGHTERS.CZ - 2014, September.


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