Training course honoring the 60th anniversary of the French School of Nihon Tai-Jitsu (EFNTJ)

April 21, 2017

Our teachers and professors WASHIZU Terumi Sensei and Christian PATENAUDE Sensei will join Roland HERNAEZ Sensei of the French School of Nihon Taï-Jitsu to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this great organization. For the occasion, Washizu Sensei will direct a training course open to everyone on June 3rd and 4th at the prestigious premises of the INSEP in Paris.

Join us at this great event open to all.

WASHIZU Terumi Sensei's first seminar in North America

March 31, 2017

The International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation (IGRAF) is pleased to announce the arrival of WASHIZU Terumi Sensei in Canada for his very first North American seminar.

Following the immense success of the 2016 Gasshuku held in Shizuoka, Japan, which brought together students from all over the world, aikido practitioners from all walks of life are invited again to follow the teachings of Gyokushin Ryu aikido founder, WASHIZU Sensei, who will lead an open seminar in Montreal on August 12th and 13th.

WASHIZU Sensei, holder of a Menkyo Kaiden awarded by Master MOCHIZUKI Minoru, was one of the pillars of the Yoseikan's evolution for more than three decades. In addition to his vast technical expertise, WASHIZU Sensei also inherited the values of sharing and freedom dear to Kancho. This will be a rare chance to meet with a master in his own right.

Looking forward to seeing you there in great numbers!

In memoriam Stanley PRANIN

March 12, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we share the announcement of the passing of Stanley PRANIN, following the long battle fought against stomach cancer.

PRANIN Sensei was not only a master but a scholar of our art and a true builder of the aikidoka community in North America. A tireless historian who shared our passion with the world since the founding of the Aikido Journal in 1974. We also owe him the friendship demonstration from 1985 to 1988 and the Aiki Expos of 2003, 2005 and 2007.

In these difficult times, our thoughts and prayers go to the friends and family of PRANIN Sensei.


In addition, those with the desire and / or the opportunity to help the family can offer a contribution to the PRANIN Medical Fund by clicking the button below:

First international Gyokushin Ryu Seminar in Shizuoka

June 8th, 2016

The number of openings being limited, please contact us quickly!


August 11th, 2016 (UPDATE):

Preparations for the Gasshuku are well under way and it is with great pleasure that we announce the participation of 35 international 45 international representatives including:

  • 20 from Australia,
  • 9 from Canada,
  • 6 from the United States,
  • 4 from Switzerland
  • 3 from Italy and
  • 3 from France.

August 22nd, 2016 (UPDATE):

Ten (10) additional representatives, 3 originating from France, 6 additional from Australia and 1 more from Canada, have confirmed their presence, bringing our international delegation to 45 participants!

Please watch this space for the upcoming announcement of the seminar schedule.

September 25, 2016 (UPDATE)

The schedule of Gasshuku 2016 is now available.

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March 14th, 2016

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:

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. 

Thanks for visiting!


Tickets for the 2017 Gasshuku have sold out! For that, we thank all of the registered participants.

For this unique experience, participants will have the opportunity to purchase commemorative tshirts highlighting this very first Gasshuku on North American soil.

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