Due to the crisis and the general situation in Europe (limitation of travel and meetings), the Steering Committee decided to cancel the holding of the General Assembly of Podgorica in April. Another date will be proposed at a later date. We would like to thank the Federation of Montenegro and our friend Predrag Buric for his work and understanding.

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TAMURA Nobuyoshi Shihan

Born in March 2, 1933 in Osaka

He began practicing Judo and Kendo especially in college, under the direction of a friend of his father who was himself a teacher of this art. Particularly attracted to Zen in his youth , he became a follower of the macrobiotic founded by George Ohsawa . 

After the death of his father, Nobuyoshi wishes to become fully independent . He discovers the Aikido in 1952 and receives support from many people, including Seigo Yamaguchi . The last one must return to his hometown to marry and offers him to live in his home until his return, expected a month later . Back with his wife , Mr. YAMAGUCHI suggested him to become uchi -deshi to have roof and food.

The young TAMURA listened to his advice and joined the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, August 5, 1952 as an internal student. He mainly followed the teaching of Kisaburo OSAWA and Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. He quickly became one of the closest disciples of the founder Morihei Ueshiba. For several years, he accompanied O Sensei in the majority of his movements becoming his preferred partner for public demonstrations.

He is named Shodan on March the 13th, 1955 . He became an instructor at the Hombu Dojo and also taught at the U.S. Navy Special Service Center in Yokohama and in other dojos in Tokyo.

On 25 October 1959 he was promoted to the 5th dan . In 1961 , he shared with Koichi Tohei , the honor to accompany the founder of Aikido in Hawaii during his first trip outside of Japan. In 1964, Nobuyoshi Tamura Hombu met a new practitioner, Rumiko at the dojo, and married her shortly after . Having planned to explore Europe during his honeymoon , he was commissioned by the Aikikai to study the functioning of Aikido in France throughout the associative structures. Upon his arrival in Marseille, he was greeted by Master NORO and Master NAKAZONO . The latter invited him to Paris and let him teach in his dojo.

After eleven years spent at the Aikikai Tokyo , Mr. Tamura decided to settle permanently in France .He then adhered to the ACFA created by Noro , after which he joined the group members at the French Federation of Judo and Associated Disciplines ( FFJDA ) in 1971. Through NAKAZONO Sensei and the circle of macrobiotics, Tamura Sensei met the Zen Master Taisen DESHIMARU and became his friend.

Shihan 7th dan and official representative of the Aikikai of Hombu So , Mr. Tamura developed a more representative style. He participated in the foundation of the National Aikido Union (UNA ) in 1973 and established the program of technical and educational tests for obtaining the State Certificate of Professor of Aikido. Working with Hiroo Mochizuki and André NOCQUET , he created in 1975 a " National Aikido Method " adapted to the French attitudes and mentality.

In 1982 , Mr. Tamura was in favor of the separation of FFJDA and the creation of Free French Federation of Aikido ( FFLA ) . In 1985 , it became the French Federation of Aikido and Budo ( FFAB ) . He was then appointed National Technical Director. In 1989, he received a visit from Kisshomaru Doshu Ueshiba who came to congratulate him on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his arrival in Europe.

In September 1995, Tamura Shihan inaugurated his personal dojo in Bras , Var . The official inauguration of " Shumeikan dojo " was made in the Shinto tradition , thanks to the presence of his friend Masando SASAKI , Shinto priest Yamagake San'in and Shihan 8th Dan of Aikikai Tokyo .

In 1999 , he received the medal of Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. For nearly thirty years , Tamura Shihan ran regularly in France many federal internships in leagues , forming several generations of teachers and high leveled technicians , while striving to stay close to the basical practitioners.

As worldly renowned and particularly appreciated Master, he facilitated courses around the world, especially as a delegate of the Aikikai of Tokyo for Europe in many European countries: Germany , Austria, Spain , Italy, Portugal Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden , Russia,...

Every summer, Tamura Shihan led in France , three international one-week courses which sometimes gathered over 500 practitioners ( Lesneven Saint Mandrier and La Colle sur Loup).

At the end of March 2010 , he gave his last international internship in Madrid. Master TAMURA died at Saint -Maximin- la- Ste -Baume on July 9, 2010 . He was 77 years old .

Thanks to l'AIKICAM for their contribution of the writing of this biography of Tamura Sensei

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A martial arts adapted to the modern world.

The founder of the AIKIDO, Morihei UESHIBA (1883-1969), was inspired by the best Masters of martial arts of Japan of the time (schools of JUJITSU, traditional fencing).

The background philosophical or religious (Shinto traditions, Zen, CAT) played a part very importantdans the development of this art.

Concurrently to this return to the sources of the traditional spirit of the samouraï, it succeeds in opening its practice with more modern concepts (research of peace, fraternity, harmony) and developed since 1948 the teaching of a new and original discipline, which started since 1950 to radiate in the whole world, in particular in France.


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The research of the aïkidoka is that of the optimum balance of the individual compared to itself, and compared to its environnement.Each can confirm to its physical possibilities, the goal being precisely of better knowing yourself. Such practice is thus accessible to all, men or women, of the tender years until the ripe age.


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Techniques with naked hands with one or more adversary, armé(s) or not. Techniques with the sabre, to the stick Techniques of concentration, breathing All the techniques aim to the control of the adversary, bringing it to a fall and/or an immobilization. It is a question of channeling the movement, the speed and the force of the adversary, of using them without returning in opposition with them.


If as with the judo, the practitioner of Aikido uses techniques of projection and of immobilization to unbalance and control its adversary, it can also accompany its movements by a series of atémis, i.e. blows of fist and foot carried, as with Karate, in vital places of the body. But contrary to the Judo and the Karate which constitute sporting disciplines, subjected to rules very strict, Aikido is a martial arts whose practice excludes any idea from competition.

Technique of ideal defense, the Aikido forces to destroy the aggressiveness of its adversary by showing the uselessness of its attack to him. Discipline physical and complete morals, the Aikido makes it possible to acquire a perfect self-control by ensuring a harmonious development of the body.



The aikido is a martial discipline increasingly practised by the children. Clubs of children are born in each department and see their population increasing each year. "We want quite simply to take part in the education of the children by a means: Aikido. It is a discipline which enables us to tackle certain general educational problems. With the Aikido we wish that the child learns how to act, create, show, help, evolve/move, organize and thus to open with its own sensitivity ".

Regional, national and international training courses are proposed to them. The framing is composed professors, teachers and doctors. A Commission Children continues its work within the school of the executives: its goal is to train teachers for the Aikido Children and to promote all the activities interesting the children and the Aikido.



There is no specifically female aikido because the aikido is a martial discipline which conveys values recognized in our company like female: harmonize, not aggressiveness, broadmindedness, respect of the life. The women are thus integrated very well because of entry, they are recognized in these values. Moreover, the practice of the aikido requires to use before all the flexibility, energy, the capacity to evaluate situations quickly, rather than the simple physical force. Doubly favoured, the women can thus progress within this discipline which they will practise effectively, with their own sensitivity, and always with pleasure.



When a few years of practice, as well as the health and the passion which result from it, join the family harmony, the condition of aïkidoka veteran settles in the heart of the individual. The group of the veterans is an example for all; indeed it is reassuring to share the same practice with its elder. The age, but especially the years of practice induces peace, availability and modesty. These human values contribute to the transmission of the message of peace which the aikido wants to convey. Each year, a great training course placed under the benevolent eye of TAMURA Shihan joins together with ARM all those and those which express an inextinguishable appetite in front of the promises of the following day.

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The European Aïkido Federation is an international association; indicated and known under the abbreviation FEA or EAF. The FEA is an apolitical association which does not make a distinction between national previous history and different faiths. The FEA recognizes Aïkido based by Moriheï UESHIBA O Senseï (1883-1969 ).


The federation figures

The EAF is:

  • 16 Organizations
  • 12 Countries of Europe
  • More than 35 000students followers of Aïkido
  • 2 organizations in the course of membership

The EAF aims:

  • Conceive and coordinate a common politics of education and broadcasting of Aïkido this education with the set of its members.
  • Promote the development of the practice and education of Aïkido.
  • Guarantee and protect ranks or titles of recognized teachers.
  • Maintain authority and the autonomy of its members, represent them and defend(forbid) their interests, notably with international bodies.
  • Coordinate and protect the public interests of the members.
  • Establish, any publications considered useful in pursuit of indicated objectives, organize demonstrations of prestige.
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