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the Taikiken pages

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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The Power of Taikiken with Renowned Master Yukio Ito Sensei

Yukio Ito is a renowned master of the Japanese martial art of Taikiken and a direct student of its founder, Kenichi Sawai. 

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Ito began his martial arts training at a young age and eventually discovered Taikiken, which would become his lifelong passion.

Under the guidance of Master Sawai, Ito dedicated himself to the study and practice of Taikiken, becoming one of Sawai's closest and most trusted students. He learned not only the physical techniques of the art, but also its spiritual and philosophical principles, which he has incorporated into his own teachings.

With over 50 years of experience in Taikiken, Ito has become one of the world's foremost experts in the art and has taught students from all over the world. He is known for his ability to seamlessly blend the physical and spiritual aspects of martial arts, creating a unique approach to self-defence and personal development.

In addition to his teachings, Ito has also written several books and articles on Taikiken and martial arts, sharing his knowledge and expertise with a wider audience. He continues to be a dedicated disciple of Master Sawai's teachings, promoting the ideals of Taikiken and encouraging personal growth through martial arts training.

For anyone interested in Taikiken or martial arts, Master Yukio Ito is a true master and a source of inspiration. As a direct student of Taikiken's founder, Kenichi Sawai, Ito offers a unique and authentic perspective on the art, and his teachings are a testament to the power of Taikiken as a path to self-discovery and personal growth.

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Yukio Ito Taikiken sensei Zazen
Yukio Ito with Jan Kallenbach and Iwama Norimasa in the Netherlands
Yukio Ito Taikiken sensei and Fujiwara san
Yukio Ito and Iwama Taikiken senseis

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