President of Kiev Aikido and Martial Arts Federation in Ukraine (Yufukan Ukraine),
member of YUFUKAN JAPAN
and Aikikai Toyama in Japan.
Iaido and Jodo technical adviser of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo Federation of Ukraine.
5 dan in Aikido Aikikai (Aikido SHIDOIN of Aikikai Toyama), 5 dan in
Toho Iaido and 5 dan in Jodo.
Takaichi Sayanagi sensei of Aikikai Kochi (1990)
Born 19 Febrary, 1970. He started practicing aikido at the age of 19 in Kochi University with Takaichi SAYANAGI shihan Aikikai Kochi. He graduated in 1995 from a postgraduate of chemistry department of Kyushu University in pref. Fukuoka and started working the laboratory of chemical company in Takaoka. He continued to undergo aikido training with Koji YOSHIDA shihan Aikikai Takaoka and also started practicing Nishio-ryu Iai, traditional Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu, Musojikiden Eishin-ryu, Zennihon Kendorenmei Seitei Iai), Jodo (Zennihon Kendorenmei Seitei Jodo), Naginata (Tendo-ryu)
Left : Koji Yoshida shihan, Center : Shoji Nishio sensei (France:10/2000)
In 1999 Shoji NISHIO sensei's seminar took place in Kiev. He came together with Shoji Nishio sensei and Koji YOSHIDA shihan and assisted the semianr. Since May, 2000 he has lived in Kiev and concentrated on teaching Ukrainians a systematical method of Nishio Aikido. October, 2003 he established Kiev Aikido and Martial Arts Federation in Ukraine. He constantly holds the Aikido seminar in Odessa, Lvov, Kharkov, Kherson, Nykolaev, Dnepropetrovsk and Vinnitsa. Recently he strated teaching Aikido in other contries (Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Switzerland and Greece).