Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan

Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan was born at 2.3.1933 in Osaka in Japan. His father was a teacher of kendo. In year 1953 entered the Aikikai Hombu Dojo as an uchi-deshi 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 held the rank of 8th dan and the title of Shihan. Tamura Sensei passed away at 9.7.2010. 

 Tamura Nobuyoshi, the eagle of Aikido: An interview with Tamura Shihan about aikido initially conducted by  Leo Tamaki ( in Japanese. The resulting french interview has been subsequently translated by the Edinburgh Aikido Club into english.