Mr. Tadayuki Satoh, 7th Dan
Shihan, Waseda University
TADAYUKI SATOH, FOUNDER
Gohachiro Satoh studied under Kazunuki Miyagawa (8th Dan), Sanpou Toku (9th Dan) and Nagaoka Hideichi (10th Dan). In addition, there were many other nation-wide famous Judo practitioners in golden age of Waseda Judo Club, such as Masami Takasaki and Kenji Tomiki, in the alumni of the university.
In 2007, Satoh was appointed to be the Shihan of Aikido Club of Waseda University. This was the position which had been empty for more than 20 years. Since that time, he also plays an active role as a Master of the Japan Aikido Association created by Kenji Tomiki.
Satoh is the person who possesses the knowledge and skills supported by his father’s teachings as a Judoist and his own experience. Furthermore, as a direct disciple of Kenji Tomiki, he can scientifically explain the original teaching of each technique and the historical and technical analysis and connections among the elements. He is the valuable person who can scientifically explain and teach these factors.