USAF FOUNDERS

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YOSHIMITSU YAMADA SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

USAF founding member, original Shihankai member and current USAF Chief Instructor and Technical Advisor. Bio

New York Aikikai

AKIRA TOHEI SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

In memoriam, July 2, 1999

USAF founding member and original Shihankai member.

Midwest Aikido Center

photo credit: Midwest Aikido Center

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MITSUNARI KANAI SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

In memoriam, March 28th, 2004

USAF founding member and original Shihankai member.

New England Aikikai

photo credit: New England Aikikai

KAZUHO CHIBA SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

In memoriam, June 5th, 2015

USAF founding member and original Shihankai member.

San Diego AikikaiBirankai

photo credit: Gary Payne

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USAF FRIENDS

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HAYATO OSAWA SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

Hombu dojo instructor, CAF Technical Director and annual guest instructor at USAF Summer Camp

Aikikai Hombu Dojo , Canadian Aikido Federation

ICHIRO SHIBATA SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

Guest instructor at USAF seminars and camps


Berkley Aikikai

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NOBUYOSHI TAMURA SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

In memoriam, July 9th, 2010


Guest instructor at USAF seminars and camps

European Aikido Federation

SEIICHI SUGANO SENSEI, 8TH DAN, SHIHAN

In memoriam, August 29th, 2010

Original Shihankai member

New York Aikikai, Aiki Kai Australia

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