O'Sensei • Hiroshi Isoyama Shihan • Steven Seagal Shihan • Gozo Shioda Shihan • Sokaku Takeda
HIROSHI ISOYAMA Shihan, 8th Dan
Hiroshi Isoyama entered the Iwama Dojo of Aikido Founder
Morihei Ueshiba as a boy of 12. He is one of a few rare individuals- another
being Morihiro Saito- to have been exposed to the founder during the period of
maturation of modern aikido. Isoyama is passionate about his study of aikido and
this dynamism is reflected in his explosive technique. Now retired after a long
career in the Air Self Defense Force, Isoyama is devoting full time to his
pursuit of training and teaching. He is becoming increasingly well-known
internationally as well and has frequently traveled abroad in recent years.
Perhaps his most well known student and dear friend to this
day is Steven Seagal.
He is currently, Technical
Councilor for the International Aikido Federation, Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan.
Chief of Defensive Tactics for the Japan Self Defense Force Academy.
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