Okabayashi Shogen

Okabayashi Sensei's training can be traced directly back to the Takeda family of the Daito Ryu. He studied Aikijujutsu mainly under the late Takeda Tokimune, 36th Soke, and Hisa Takuma, Menkyo Kaiden (highest rank) of the Daito Ryu. Sensei trained in Ono Ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu exclusively under Tokimune Soke, and holds a Menkyo in this system.

Historical Outline of Okabayashi Sensei

1949   Born in Hyogo prefecture, Ashiya city
1972   Received instruction in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu from Menkyo Kaiden Hisa Takuma
1973   Participated in the formation of the Takuma-kai
1976   On the recommendation of Hisa Takuma was accepted as a student by Takeda Tokimune Soke
1980   Received Kyojyu Dairi Certificate from Hisa Takuma Sensei
1987   Received License in Sokaku-den Onno-ha Itto-ryu Kenjutsu from Takeda Tokimune Soke
1994   Formed the Hakuho-kai branch of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu
2002   Formed Hakuho-ryu Aiki Budo based on personal research into methods of utilizing the body in Kobudo