“L’allenamento di un Uchideshi secondo il sistema in uso presso il dojo di Iwama ai tempi di Morihiro Saito Sensei cominciava con lo smontare l’allievo, separando le sue varie parti fisiche e psicologiche come nei pezzi del Lego. Successivamente questi singoli pezzi di Lego venivano levigati, raffinati e lucidati con il lavoro e l’attenzione dell’insegnante, poi combinati nuovamente in una rinnovata forma e tenuti assieme con il piu’ potente collante che ci sia, l’amore”.
Mark Van Meerendok, Castelfidardo, 09/04/2011
Foto di Gruppo dal Koshukai Internazionale di Castelfidardo (AN) del 9-10 Aprile 2011, Direzione Tecnica Paolo Corallini Shihan e Mark Van Meerendonk.
Copyright 2011 by Takemusu Aikido Association Italy
Paolo N. Corallini SHIHAN – AIKIKAI 7 ° DAN
Mark Van Meerendonk – AIKIKAI 6 ° DAN
9th•10th APRILE 2011 – OSIMO (AN) • ITALY
Paolo Nicola Corallini Shihan – 7° Dan Aikikai
Paolo N. Corallini is the President of Takemusu Aikido Association Italy (T.A.A.I.). He started Aikido in April 1969. In the 1970s he followed closely Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei in France. In 1984, wishing to meet Morihiro Saito Sensei and visit the dojo where the Founder created, Corallini went to Iwama. From then on he decided to
devotedly follow Saito Sensei. Since that time he has been to Japan as uchi deshi 25 times to train with his Sensei. In March 1993 Saito Sensei awarded Paolo Corallini 6th dan and the Shihan title in Iwama. He subsequently received 6th dan Aikikai. On January 9th 2011 Paolo N. Corallini Shihan was awarded 7th dan Aikikai directly by Moriteru Ueshiba, Aikido Doshu.
Mark Van Meerendonk – 6° Dan Aikikai
He started Aikido in 1976 Budokan , Frankfurt under Volker Stanzel who is now the ambassador of the Federal Republik of Germany in Japan. Volker knew Morihiro Saito Sensei and introduced Mark to him. In 1981 Mark departed to Japan and stayed in Iwama as uchideshi for 15 months. In 1983 -1984 again Mark stayed and trained in Iwama, this time as Sotodeshi. After returning back to Germany Mark started to teach traditional Aikido in Frankfurt. Today he runs his Dojo in Schwickartshausen, Germany. Saito Morihiro visited the Dojo on a yearly base since 1987 and conducted remarkable seminars. Mark regularly conducts monthly seminar and Uchideshi or Gasshuku Trainings.