Fujimori Akira 9th Dan – Shihan

Fujimori Sensei was a student of Tanaka Shihan and the founder and head instructor of Butoku-Ryu Aikijujutsu. He taught martial arts at Shiseikan Budojo in Meiji Jingu, Tokyo for more than 20 years, and was awarded 7th Dan in aikido by Ueshiba Kisshomaru in 1994.

The Butoku-Ryu system is the culmination of Fujimori Sensei’s intensive study in Jujutsu, Kenjutsu, Aikido, Judo, Sumo and Jojutsu for over 50 years. Fujimori Shihan was given permission to open his own school by Tanaka Shihan in 2001 and spent the following years developing the spirit of Butoku in members of this school.

One way he did this was by visiting schools that practiced Butokuryu Aikijitsu, and generously giving instruction for many hours a day for a week or more.