Nobuyoshi Tamura, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nobuyoshi Tamura

Japanese aikidoka

Date of Birth: 02-Mar-1933

Place of Birth: Ōsaka, Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 09-Jul-2010

Profession: aikidoka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Nobuyoshi Tamura

  • Nobuyoshi Tamura (?? ??, Tamura Nobuyoshi, 2 March 1933 in Osaka – 9 July 2010) was a prominent aikidoka and a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba.
  • The son of a kendo teacher, Tamura entered the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1953 as an uchi-deshi (live-in student) of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba.
  • He was one of Ueshiba's favorite pupils and since 1964 has greatly contributed to the development of aikido in Europe and France in particular.
  • He was the National Technical Director (DTN) of the FFAB (French Federation of Aikido and Budo).
  • He held the rank of 8th dan and the title of Shihan.
  • Throughout his teaching career he trained many others instructors in various countries around the world but foremost Western Europe.
  • In 1999, he received the medal of "Chevalier de l'ordre National du Mérite" from the French government.
  • Tamura published several books on aikido in French.
  • His dojo, Shumeikan Dojo, is located in the village of Bras, France. His former students include Jorge Rojo Gutierrez, Toshiro Suga, Pierre Chassang and Alain Peyrache.

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