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August 11, 2010

Announcement of the Results of the 29th All Japan Shinshin Toitsu Aikido Taigi Competition

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On 1st August 2010 (Sunday), the 29th All Japan Shinshin Toitsu Aikido Taigi Competition was held at Tenshinkan Dojo, at Ki Society H.Q. This time, approximately 200 players, who represent dojos, classes, schools and universities from all over Japan, have participated.

There is no effort to overcome others in Shinshin Toitsu Aikido. In this competition, players perform a series of techniques that is called Taigi.  The Taigi Competition judges the depth of mind and body unification maintained while performing the series. With a clear state of mind and body unification, posture is stable, natural rhythm is produced, and the techniques become large.

The competition events of this year were as follows:

[Individual]

Under 18 division #2 Taigi KATATEDORI RYOTEMOCHI

University division #24 Taigi JONAGE

Adult division (Under 40)                  #8 Taigi  RYOTEDORI

Adult division (40 and above)           #1 Taigi  KATATEDORI

*If Nage is under 40 years old, the pair performs in Adult division (Under 40) and if Nage is 40 years old and above, they perform in Adult division (40 and above). Uke does not have age limitation in these two divisions.

[Group] (Series of the following Taigi/ Common in all divisions)

#7 Taigi                MUNATSUKI/KERI

#19 Taigi              MUNATSUKI

#20 Taigi              TANINZUGAKE

Prize winners’ names (without Mr. / Ms.) and their branches, universities are as follows. Congratulations.

[Individual]

Under 18 division

Gold prize:            Syogo KIMURA, Syunsuke OCHIAI

                            (Kanagawa Branch)

Silver prize:           Naomichi SOMEYA, Yuina AYABE

                            (Kanagawa Branch)

Bronze prize:        Oto HASHIMOTO, Daiki KOJIMA

                            (Kanagawa Branch)

4th prize: Kohei SUZUKI, Kaisei NISHIMURA

                            (Keio Senior High School)

5th prize: Michiko KOFUJI, Takahiro FUJII

                            (Hiroshima Branch)

6th prize: Hinako YOSHIDA, Mirai MIZUNO

                            (Hiroshima Branch)

University division

Gold prize:            Daisuke TOYODA, Yuta KIHARA

                        (Keio University)

Silver prize:           Kumiko NAKAYAMA, Akira FUJIMA

                            (Hiroshima Shudo University)

Bronze prize:        Miteki IKEDA, Akihiro ONISHI

                            (Hiroshima University)

4th prize: Emiri OKI, Noriaki KURIHARA

                            (Hiroshima Shudo University)

5th prize: Miyuki OGAWA, Tomoya NISHIMURA

                            (Hiroshima University)

6th prize: Chiho MATSUDA, Namiko OMORI

                            (Hiroshima Jogakuin University)

Adult division (Under 40)

Gold prize:            Toshihide ISHII, Yuji MORIKAWA

                            (Kanagawa Branch)

Silver prize:           Ai MIYAMOTO, Takashi MATSUMOTO

                            (Hiroshima Branch)

Bronze prize:        Kei ITO, Yuki NOMURA

                            (Keio Aikido Kai)

Adult division (40 and above)

Gold prize:            Aiko OHIRA, Yusuke NAKASHIMA,

                            (Tokyo Branch)

Silver prize:           Jiro KINOSHITA, Mitsuhiko NAKAHASHI

                            (Kanagawa Branch)

Bronze prize:        Akinori SANO, Hiroko YOSHIMINE

                            (Tokyo Branch)

[Group]

Under 18 division

Gold prize:            Hiroshima Branch

Silver prize:           Keio Senior High School

Bronze prize:        N/A

University division

Gold prize:            Keio University

Silver prize:           Hiroshima University

Bronze prize:        Waseda University

Adult division

Gold prize:            Keio Aikido Kai

Silver prize:           Enshinkan Dojo (Tokyo Branch)

Bronze prize:        Yushinkan Dojo (Kanagawa Branch)

This competition was made possible with the kind cooperation, support and donations from many people. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to those contributors. Thank you very much.

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