Roppokai (Headquarters)

Roppokai

As well as contribute to the lore of Daito-ryu Aiki Jiu, we purport to convey the true and genuine teachings of the former masters, Horikawa Kodo and Okamoto Seigo. “Roppo” of the Roppokai represents the”Top and bottom front, rear, left and right.” This is from the words of Takeda Sokaku. Horikawa Kodo scooped out the meaning and explained to Okamoto Seigo “In martial arts, not only planar attack, always, must be taken into consideration steric attack. In other words, there is a need for freedom of movement. Roppokai has been put is the sense of doing the freely of themselves for the three-dimensional attack.

 

– Chairman Hayshi Masaaki –

1949 September 6th Born in Tokyo Bunkyo-ku
1964 Ground father had a Aikido dojo and enrolled Aikikai
trained Aikido at Aikido Honbu dojo.
(Met with Aikido founder Ueshiba Morihei)
1982 November Enrolled Roppokai
(Started to train under Okamoto sensei)
2005 Promoted to Seventh rank
2009 Certified as Shihan
2015 After Okamoto sensei passed away in Januray
Inaugurated as Chairman from July 1st