Sunday, 6th September 2009

MSMAS welcome a new Honorary Member ~ Dr Hiroaki Izumi Sensei, RokuDan (6th Dan) Aikikai

Izumi Sensei, now a full 'Honorary Member' of MSMAS, will further strengthen the Aikido at MSMAS as we enter our 3rd decade of teaching Aikido at MSMAS ...


As we enter our 3rd decade of Aikido in Mid Sussex Izumi Sensei will act as our 'Aikido Consultant’ to further strengthen our Aikido overall, for all MSMAS Aikidoka, both YuDansha and MuDansha.

On gaining Honorary Membership of MSMAS Izumi Sensei felt compelled to write the following:


The affiliation of MSMAS with DNBK creates problems for some people as they feel that rigorous training leads to fanaticism. That is wrong. Fanaticism can lead to rigorous training but so can love of the art. I see that the people of MSMAS practice Aikido rigorously for the love of the art and so I am proud to be associated with you.

Rigorous training is necessary to maintain the martial aspects of Budo. Without the martial aspects of Aikido, it loses its foundations. To be able to protect life, it is necessary to know how to kill and vice versa. To gain the entirety of Aikido you must study both sides of the art, the harmony that leads to peace and the harmony that leads to violence. If you do not know both sides, then you really do not know either side.

Yes, Aikido should lead to the spirit of peace, but to be able to walk that road without deviance, you must know what lies to either side of that road.


Now a brief overview of Izumi Sensei’s current CV in Aikido.

Izumi Sensei is RokuDan (6th Dan) Aikikai and Shihan of West Indies Aikido Federation, which includes Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia and the other Islands that make up that whole area.

He has in the past been Shidoin for Kawahara Yukio Shihan of the Canadian Aikido Federation since 1995, also Fuku Shidoin for Cottier Shihan of the Hong Kong Aikido Federation (1990 - 1995) & Fuku Shidoin for Tohei Akira Shihan of the Midwest Aikido Federation (1987 - 1990).

The Creator of the 'Aikido Control Tactics System' for Policing, Security, & Military, Use of Force Policy Development and Review Analyst & CQB instructor and firearm retention he is also well known as the creator of the 'Physical Principles of Aikido' DVD series.

In his past he has also been past Defensive Tactics Instructor for:

1)      Royal St. Lucia Police
2)      Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Enforcement
3)      Canadian Department of National Defence 15 Wing
4)      Royal Hong Kong Police
5)      Texas Corrections and Law Enforcement Officers School

Holding SanDan in the Canadian Kendo Federation under Miyaoka Ken Sensei, Izumi Sensei is also a formidable Kendoka.

We are proud to have him 'on board' and to be able to list him as an Aikido YuDansha at MSMAS !!


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