Aikido expert with nearly 50 years experience heads to Kendal

Picture used for illustrative purposes.

Picture used for illustrative purposes.

First published in Sport

AIKIDO enthusiasts from across the globe are due to descend on Kendal tomorrow (Friday) to take part in a seminar led by one of the few people still alive to have studied with the founder of the martial art.

Organised by Windermere Aikido teacher Michael Haft, Koretoshi Maruyama will deliver a three-day long seminar, the only one of its kind in Europe this year.

And such is the draw of Maruyama, people from as far away as Bahrain, Russia and Italy are making their way to Kendal Judo Club to take part.

Koretoshi Maruyama began studying aikido in 1956 with the founder of the art - Morihei Ueshiba.

He became a professional instructor of aikido in 1967 two years before his teacher passed away.

Since that time Maruyama Sensei has taught extensively throughout the world and at home in Japan.

Read more about him and aikido at  

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree