Sensei Tsutomu Chida Seminar in Moscow. 2012-05-20

We meet Chida Sensei at Sheremetyevo Airport on 17th May 2012 and this visit for the first time he travelled alone without an assistant took the Aerostar Express to the center of town and settled Sensei into our friends apartment where we enjoyed a meal and chatted about the seminar and things in general, the next day was a rest day for Sensei after his long travel from Japan.

Saturday 19th saw the first day of the seminar and both Sensei and I were delighted to see many students of Aikido from different parts of Russia including Kamchatka, Vladivostok, Saratov, Balakovо, St.Petersburg and students from other schools in Moscow.

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I publish this abridged version of an interesting article called “A New Leader in Iwama” with the kind permission of Gaku Homma Sensei,  the author.

You may ask why would I publish on our web-site an article written some years ago about an event which took place in Japan and involves a different style of Aikido?

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Sensei Takashi Kushida
May 2, 1935 - May 10, 2012

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of  Sensei Takashi Kushida, who died on May 10, 2012 after an extended illness.

The founder of Yoshokai Aikido, Kushida-Sensei was one of the first uchideshi of Gozo Shioda-Sensei — an original student of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei.


In the Gallery of our Web-Site published some photos from the Aikido Renshinkai Seminar with Tsutomu Chida Sensei took place 19-20.05.1012 in Moscow, Russia.


Sensei Tsutomu Chida Seminar in Moscow

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It is with sadness that I announce the passing away of my friend and fellow Aikidoka Sensei John France following a long illness.

All of us who knew John here send his wife Sheila and his family our condolences.

John was one of the early pioneers of Yoshinkan Aikido in England and many of the now highly ranked Sensei owe their start in Aikido to John.

I have known John and his family for well over 30 years and remember well the times we spent  together they were times of warmth and happiness.

John came to see me in Russia a couple of years ago and one evening we were invited to have dinner with our Russian friends who live on the next floor of our apartment block after a few hours I returned home leaving John with my friends and he stayed until 04:00 hrs entertaining with his great sense of humor, how I don’t because my friends don’t speak English but in this time he made a lasting impression on our friends with his charisma, wit and open minded approach to life, this was John at his best.

Thank you for being my friend  I am lucky to have so many warm memories of times we have spent together.

Rest in Peace old friend.

David, Oksana, Nikita and your Russian friends Andre, Firuza and the two boys.


David Eayrs Sensey

David Eayrs founder of Misogikan was born in Portsmouth, England, and currently resides in Moscow, Russia. He served in the British Army from 1958-1967, and has since served in an extensive variety of corporate security positions, which include Security Manager for Coca-Cola Corporation, Russia.

He was a professional bodyguard and has worked for many high-profile VIP's. Since 1998 he has ceased active work in this field to concentrate on helping Russian Sportsmen and women to develop the Aikido system known as Yoshinkan.

Sensei Eayrs began his Aikido career in late 1962 under the tuition of Francis Ramasamy Sensei who is now 7th Dan Yoshinkan after several years of Karate study.

In addition to the tuition received from Francis Ramasamy Sensei, David also trained under Thamby Rajah, Yasuhisa Shioda, Jang En Yu and Soke Gozo Shioda.

In 1968 he was awarded the rank of 1st Dan, by the late Master Gozo Shioda founder of the Yoshinkan system, and now holds the Yoshinkan rank of 6th Dan. In addition to his Yoshinkan ranks he also holds the rank of 6th Dan Aikido (1988) awarded by Sensei Yagi Junichiro 8th Dan, a former Shihan of Yoshinkan Hombu dojo Japan.

In 2008 he was awarded the rank of 7st Dan by Shihan Chida Tsutomu founder of the Aikido Renshinkai system and now holds the Renshikai rank of 7th Dan.

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Sensei Takashima Saburo

Sensei Takashima Saburo, 5th dan Aikido

23 November 2009 Sensei Takashima Saburo (5th dan) after Aikido Renshinkai Seminar, conducted in St.-Petersburg, visited Renshinkai Misogikan Honbu Dojo in Moscow.
Sensei Takashima has conducted two trainings (for kids and adults).

Renshinkai Misogikan Dojo members will be very glad to see Sensei Takashima Saburo in Moscow again.


Misogikan Dojo Students with Sensei Takashima Saburo

Misogikan Dojo members with Sensei Takashima Saburo


Chida Sensei Seminar Poster


In the beginning of October 2008 the Great Master of Aikido Sensei Chida Tsutomu, Shihan, 8th dan with Sensei Takashima Saburo 5th dan are visited Renshinkai Misogikan Honbu Dojo in Moscow.


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The Visit to Russia of KYOICHI INOUE SENSEI 9th dan



Kyoichi Inoue Sensei

Sensei Kyoichi Inoue, Hanshi, 9th dan Yoshinkan Aikido


From 24-27 December 2007 the Great Master of Yoshinkan Aikido Sensei Kyoichi Inoue, Hanshi, 9th dan with his family and Sensei Takashima Saburo 4th dan visited Misogikan Honbu Dojo in Moscow.

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Chida Tsutomu Shihan


The Renshinkai Misogikan Dojo is proud to announce the visit to Moscow of Soke Chida 8th dan, head of the Renshinkai organization.

Chida Sensei is known throughout the world for his dynamic Yoshinkan Aikido, Chida Sensei has spent the longest time at the Honbu Dojo of Yoshinkan as Uchi-Deshi of the late great Gozo Shioda and later after Gozo Shioda’s passing as Dojocho.

Chida Sensei will arrive in the end of September and will stay here during the first week of October 2008

There will be a two day open seminar on 4th and 5th October and workshops in the Misogikan Honbu Dojo.

This invitation to the seminar is open to all styles and ranks of Aikido with the main theme of the seminar being the true spirit of Aikido Love, Harmony and Friendship.

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Onisime Chakvetadze and Alexander Bekshokov

Our Congratulations to Sensei Alexander Bekshokov and Sensei Onisime Chakvetadze from the Misogikan on being passed the examination for 5th Dan Renshinkai Aikido by Tsutomu Chida Shihan!




Sensey Alexander Beckshokov

Our CONGRATULATIONS to Sensei Alexander Beckshokov on his Birthday!

We wish you a strong health, happiness and a good luck!

Dear Sensei Alexander, Happy Birthday!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team


Dear Sensei Maxim, Happy Birthday! Be happy!

We wish you a strong health, love, happiness and a good luck!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team


I would like to thank all who supported our weekend seminar at our honbu dojo on 12th and 13th of this month and offer my congratulations to the five people who passed their examinations it was great to see our friends from Kraznogorsk and Saratov.

It is now confirmed that Chida Sensei will conduct a Seminar here in Moscow. Seminar dates are 19th - 20th May 2012. Full details of the seminar will be published soon and I hope that all students related to Misogikan-Renshinkai will support this very important seminar.

David Eayrs


Sensei's David and Oksana would like to thank everyone for the great presents on thier birthdays and of course the great company at the parties.


CONGRATULATIONS to Sensei Maxim Voznyak!

We wish you a strong health, love, happiness and a good luck!

All of us like your weekend trainings very much.

Dear Sensei Maxim, Happy Birthday! Be happy!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team & Los Invalidos


CONGRATULATIONS to Sensei Eugeny Ivanov!

We wish you a strong health, happiness and a good luck!

Dear Sensei Eugeny, Happy Birthday!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team


CONGRATULATIONS to Sensei Alexey Kazakov on awarding the 5th dan grade in Aikido Renshinkai!

The 5th dan certificate was issued by Soke Chida Tsutomu in Japan.

Sensei Alexey Kazakov is a chief of Far East Aikido Renshinkai Federation "Senshinkan". He also holds a 1st dan in Shotokan Karate-do.

Dear Sensei Alexey, we wish you success in your Aikido Renshinkai promotion in the Far East of Russia!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team


Sensey Alexander Beckshokov

CONGRATULATIONS to Sensei Alexander Beckshokov on his 35 Year Anniversary!

We wish you a strong health, happiness and a good luck!

Dear Sensei Alexander, Happy Birthday!

Renshinkai Misogikan Team


Chida Tsutomu Sensei (8th dan Aikido, Aikido Renshinkai style Soke) with Saburo Takashima Sensei (5th dan Aikido) are visited Far East of Russia (Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cities) from April 29th till May 4th 2009.

Chida Sensei conducted the seminar and a demonstration in Seishinkan Dojo (Far East Branch of Renshinkai Misogikan school).

Some students of Seishinkan Dojo are passed the attestation during the seminar.

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