Tai Sai O-Sensei Commemoration

O-Sensei - Kokyuho

O-Sensei - Kokyuho

Tai Sai (or “big festival”) is a spring festival in Iwama, Japan, celebrating nature and rebirth. Following the passing of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, the Tai Sai festival was moved to April 26, the anniversary of his death.

We at the Takemusu Aikido Association of South Africa welcome you to share in our celebration of Aikido.

Date: 26 April 2010
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Venue: Iwama Takemusu Aikido Dojo Benoni
Address: 152 President Pretorius Street, Benoni North


  • There is no charge for this event.
  • The Tai Sai is open to all Aikido students, from any federation or style, provided they are fully insured.
  • Please bring your Aikido Card for registration.
  • Ken and Jo are required for weapons training.
  • Hakama may only be worn by yudansha (black-belt students).
  • The use of any kind of video or digital camera is forbidden.

About Takemusu Aikido South Africa

The Takemusu Aikido Association South Africa (TAASA), formally Iwama Ryu™ South Africa, is a free group of black-belted practitioners of Aikido based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our aim is to promote and spread the traditional teaching method of Morihiro Saito Sensei, direct student of the Founder of Aikido, to all communities in South Africa.