Welcome to the IGRAF web site, home of the International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation.
For nearly 40 years, WASHIZU Terumi Sensei devoted himself to the study of budo under MOCHIZUKI Minoru Sensei.
A few years after the passing of his teacher, WASHIZU sensei created his own school called Gyokushin Ryu Aikido, allowing him to keep alive a teaching based on tradition and perpetuate the legacy of open-mindedness MOCHIZUKI Sensei was known for, not only to new ideas and concepts but also in welcoming budokas from all around the world. This combination of tradition, with roots that go back to KANO Sensei and UESHIBA Sensei, and the search for new ways to evolve within the art is what makes Gyokushin Ryu a modern and open budo.
To promote the technical background and values of this truly great yet humble teacher and aikido master, we are pleased to announce the creation of the International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation (IGRAF). The federation will facilitate the growth of the style through a network of members around the world.
IGRAF teacher’s representative by countries are:
JAPAN Division, WASHIZU Terumi Daihyo (Hombu Dojo, Shizuoka)
CANADA Division, Christian PATENAUDE Shihan (Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Academy)
US Division, Glenn PACK Shihan (United States Yoseikan Budo Association - USYBA)
AUSTRALIA Division, Jon MARSHALL Shihan (Melbourne Budo Academy)
Please join us and feel free to come back often to visit our web site to stay up to date with the latest news and events related to the IGRAF.
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