Ulf Evenas Shihan

Ulf Evenas Shihan

Ulf Evenas Shihan was born on November 3rd, 1946 in a small town close to Gothenburg, Sweden. He started aikido in 1969 and went to Iwama dojo to study under Morihiro Saito Shihan in Japan in 1973. Evenas Sensei was one of the first foreign long-term close students of Saito Sensei. Since then he had returned to Japan and other countries of the world to study under Saito Sensei on a regular basis. Evenas Sensei studied under Saito Sensei for 29 years.

Currently Ulf Evenas Sensei directs Gothenburg Aikido club, which is the oldest Takemusu Aikido club in Europe. Ulf Evenas Sensei is the leader of Scandinavian Takemusu Aikido clubs network and official representative of Saito Sensei in Europe. He constantly teaches seminars in the whole Europe, Russia, Malaysia and Australia.

Ulf Evenas Sensei is 7th dan aikido and has the highest Takemusu Aikido weapons teaching certificate.

In 2006 Ulf Evenas Shihan and Paolo Corallini Shihan create the Takemusu Aikido Kyokai.

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.