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The Taikiken pages, a compact introduction of Taikiken and Kenichi Sawai's book - 

The Essence of Kung Fu 

& profiles of known and unknown martial artists who practice Taikiken.


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Naotake Shimamura Taikiken sensei portret

Discover the Mastery of Naotake Shimamura Sensei in Taikiken, Kendo, and Aikido

Naotake Shimamura was first introduced to Taikiken as a young boy, and he was immediately drawn to the physical and mental discipline required for mastery of the art. Under the guidance of Kenichi Sawai, Naotake Shimamura honed his skills and developed a deep understanding of the philosophy and principles of Taikiken.

In addition to his training in Taikiken, Naotake Shimamura is also a accomplished martial artist in other traditional Japanese arts, including Kendo and Aikido. This broad background has allowed him to bring a unique perspective to Taikiken, and he is known for his ability to seamlessly integrate techniques from other martial arts into his Taikiken practice.

Naotake Shimamura has become a sought-after teacher and demonstrator of Taikiken, and he has traveled extensively to share his knowledge and expertise with students around the world. He is known for his dynamic and energetic demonstrations, which showcase the power and grace of Taikiken, as well as his ability to bring out the best in his students.

Despite his success as a master of Taikiken, Naotake Shimamura remains humble and dedicated to his art. He continues to study and train with the same intensity and focus that he had as a young boy, and he is committed to preserving the legacy of Kenichi Sawai and promoting Taikiken to future generations.

In conclusion, Naotake Shimamura is a true master of Taikiken and a proud student of Kenichi Sawai. Through his dedication, skill, and passion, he continues to spread the teachings of Taikiken and inspire students around the world.

Naotake Shimamura Taikiken sensei with Jan Kallenbach sensei.
Naotake Shimamura Taikiken sensei Kamai.
Naotake Shimamura Taikiken sensei with Sato Yoshimichi sensei.
Naotake Shimamura Taikiken sensei Mawash geri defence.sensei.

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