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In conducting yourself in society, combine firmness with tact; in dealing with people, combine kindness with principle. Forget the favors you did for others, but forget not your own faults. Remember the favors you received, but remember not the injuries others did to you.


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Isato Kubo practicing Taikiken Han Zen.

Learn about Isato Kubo, the legendary Taikiken master. He started at age 19, trained under Kenichi Sawai, and achieved Renshi 5th dan. He teaches worldwide!

Isato Kubo joined the school of Taikiken at the age of 19. He studied his art under the legendary Master Kenichi Sawai himself. After some years of intensive training he became the youngest trainee to have the license of Renshi 5th dan. 

After reaching this master level he flew to Europe, to practice Kumite (Free fight) under Jan Kallenbach his elder Taikiken apprentice and kumite specialist. 

Isato Kubo visited China several times to learn the source of Yi quan (Da cheng quan) under Yao Chengguang and Yao Chengrong the successors of Yi quan. 

In addition to teaching Taikiken to students in Japan, Sensei Kubo has also traveled extensively around the world, conducting workshops, seminars, and demonstrations, and spreading the teachings of Taikiken to people of all ages and cultures. 

He has written several books and articles on the philosophy and techniques of Taikiken, and has been featured in numerous magazines and television programs.

And for the progress of Taikiken he set up the Japan Taikiken Association for training and spreading Taikiken world wide. 

Book cover Taikiken master Isato Kubo
Isato Kubo published several Taikiken books and DVD's
Isato Kubo published several Taikiken books and DVD's
Isato Kubo shows Taikiken punching practice with resistance.

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