S.Seki Shihan’s First Visit to Russia, 1995

S.Seki shihan first visited Russia in 1995 as the head of AIKIKAI Hombu Dojo delegation. The delegation’s European tour was organized by the AIKIKAI Foundation. The delegation held brief seminars and demonstrations in several European countries (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia).

In Moscow the delegation members took part in the All-Russia Aikido Festival, conducted several practice sessions at the Olympic Village, answered journalists’ questions at the press conference at the Moscow State University, as well as toured Moscow’s landmarks, including the Kremlin and the Red Square.

The delegation members included S. Seki shihan, Yu. Kobayashi shihan, T. Kuribayashi shihan, M. Takamizo shihan, Y.Irie shidoin as well as several representatives of Japanese aikido dojos.