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