Australian Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation

Australian Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation

The Australian Gyokushin ryu Federation (AGRAF) was founded In 2016 by Jon Marshall Shihan with the aim of spreading the art of Gyokushin Ryu Aikido and providing support and nurturing future students as well as developing instructors. This was authorised by the founder who awarded Jon the rank of Shihan and the title of Shibucho of the Oceania region and more recently South-east Asia.

The goals of the association is to spread Gyokushin ryu both in Australia and abroad and have direct access to the teachings of Washizu Sensei as well as  the ability to train directly under him at the Honbu Dojo in Shizuoka.

All affiliated dojo within the association are eligible to have the ranks and certificates awarded directly from the honbu dojo in Shizuoka.

The lineage of the Gyokushin ryu is particularly unique and special. The founder Washizu Terumi Sensei was a protégé of Mochizuki Minoru Kancho who founded the Yoseikan style of Aikido and was taught directly by Morihei Ueshiba (Founder of Aikido) Jigaro Kano (Founder of Judo), Mifune Kyuzo (10th dan judo) Funakoshi Ginchin (the man responsible for the introduction of Karate to mainland Japan from Okinawa).
Washizu Terumi Sensei

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    BUDO IN BALI 2019!

    BUDO IN BALI 2019!

    Join Washizu Sensei and other high ranking teachers from the International Gyokushin Ryu Federation in Bali, August 2019.

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    Interview with Washizu Terumi Sensei, Gyokushin Ryu Aikido

    Interview with Washizu Terumi Sensei, Gyokushin Ryu Aikido

    Whilst Jon Marshall Shihan was in Shizuoka Japan in October 2017, he was lucky enough to conduct a rare interview with Washizu Terumi Sensei, the founder of the Gyokushin ryu style of Aikido. The interview lends insights into Washizu Terumi Sensei’s study of Aikido,...

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