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The association is present in several countries

daitokai international association


In the September 2006 it has been founded the Daitokai Association, with headquarters in Milan - Italy; created by Certa Shihan. In January 2015 the Association changes name to Daitokai International. 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 dojo of Abashiri.

Developed activities


For the purpose of disseminating the art of Aikijujutsu 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 Daitokai Association fulfills its purpose, to develop and pass on the teachings of Takeda Tokimune and Kato Shigemitsu to new generations of fans of Budo. The Daitokai association is no policy, no discrimination of sex and race, it is open to all fans of martial arts. This is the organization chart of the association: President: Antonino Certa, Vice-president: Paolo Campagnari, Chief Instructor: Antonino Certa Shihan. Association is present in : Italy, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Russian Federation, Thailand and USA.

How to join ?


Send a request for affiliation through an e-mail at, with small curriculum of martial experience, or contact the dojo-cho of your nation.
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More informations?

Want to discover Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu in Daitokai Headquarters or at your home dojo?
- If you are a practitioner or manage a dojo and want to come learn Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu/Aikibudo in Italy or invite Certa Shihan at your dojo, please contact our e-mail, we will do our best to answer your questions and help you.
Why join us ?
- First and foremost, you are supporting an organization dedicated to furthering the art of Daito-ryu exactly as it was studied and practiced the old Daitokan dojo in Abashiri.
- Daitokai certifies the promotions you make, and the promotions are recognized by other Daitokai dojos. This means that a student can move from one Daitokai dojo to another without losing rank. It also provides internationally recognized certification that enables black belts to teach at other dojos or set up their own dojos.

Daitokai International - Daito-ryu Aikibudo Association
Headquarters: Milan
Country: Italy

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