Arun Aikido Club Demonstration at the

Hotham Park Country Fair, Bognor Regis UK
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017

The Arun Aikido Club will be presenting the martial art of aikido to the general public on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August at the Hotham Park Country Fair in Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK. We will have a stall and gazebo both days between 11am-5pm where you can come and chat with us and learn some of the key aspects of this beautiful art.

On the Sunday our instructors and students will give a unique aikido demonstration near the bandstand at 11am-12noon... come and watch this amazing art in action!


We Spotlight Aiki-Jujutsu Master Takuma Hisa!


Takuma Hisa (1895–1980) was an early student in Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu of both Sokaku Takeda and Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba

He was born on the island of Shikoku, Japan. He was captain of the sumo club at Kobe University, and won the All-Kansai Sumo Championship. He later became the director of general affairs at the Asahi News in Osaka.

He was advised to learn Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu for self-defense and was introduced to Morihei Ueshiba, and was one of his early prewar students.

In 1936 he studied directly under Sokaku Takeda and received the Kyoju Dairi in 1937, and full Menkyo Kaiden in 1939, directly from Takeda.

Takuma Hisa went on to become one of the most prominent teachers of Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu. In 1959, he opened the Kansai Aikido Club to teach the techniques of Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda.

He published a series of 11 training manuals featuring photographs of the Daito-ryu techniques taught at that time.

The first 6 volumes covered techniques taught by Morihei Ueshiba, volumes 7 to 9 contained techniques taught by Sokaku Takeda, and volumes 10 and 11 included police and self-defense techniques.

Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido from his combat studies of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu with Sokaku Takeda, and his spiritual studies with the Omoto Kyo and Onisaburi Deguchi.

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 Master Takuma Hisa
and Branch Dojos


A major branch of Daito-ryu that is represented by students of Takuma Hisa, who banded together in 1975 and founded the Takumakai.

They have a wealth of materials in film and still photographs, taken at the Asahi Newspaper dojo, recording the Daito-ryu techniques taught by Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda directly. A major training manual, called Soden, features techniques taught by masters.

In the 1980s, led by Shogen Okabayashi, who was sent by the elderly Hisa to train under the headmaster, the Takumakai made a move to implement the forms for teaching the fundamentals of the art as originally established by Tokimune Takeda

This move upset some preservers of Hisa's original teaching method, leading to the formation of a new organization called the Daibukan, founded by a long term student of Hisa, Kenkichi Ohgami.

Later, to implement further changes to the curriculum, Okabayashi  chose to separate from the Takumakai and formed the Hakuho-ryu.

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