Yasuhide TAKAGI 'Renshi' at the 2nd golden age of Taikiken.
Yasuhide Takagi was born in Tokyo in 1954. He got shisei-kenpou 5th-dan 'renshi', a title bestowed on only a handful of Mr. Sawai's students, and is now the head of Taikiken Shisei-jyuku. When he was the captain of the karate-club in the Housei University, he stayed in Netherlands for training karate. As a member of the Netherlands national karate team, he visited a few countries in Europe. After returning from the Netherlands, he joined Sawai's school. Through many matches with martial artists from other outside schools, under Sawai, he became the head of 'Renshi' at the 2nd golden age of Mr. Sawai's school. Furthermore, in accordance with Sawai's recommendation, he was instructed under Mr. Norimasa Iwama, who was one of the top students at the 1st golden age of Mr. Sawai's school, for 2 years. After the death of Sawai, he learned Yiquan from Master Yao Chengguang and Master Yao Chengrong, sons of Master Yao Zongxun who was the formal successor of Yiquan.