Ido Shihan Seiji (6e and)
In 1965 Kato-Shihan formed an informal group in Koenji, that was near where Kato Shihan-lived, the group name the Yagyu-kai and Ido-Sensei was was appointed as one of its founders. During that period regular Ido-Sensei took took ukemi Kato-Shihan and he vividly remembers how fast he was. Most members were black belt holders and Ido-sensei enjoyed Kato-Shihan's teachings, hard training, and the lively conversation after training.
In 1987, Suginami Aikikai was formally established as a branch under Aikikai Hombu. The former Yagyu-kai was then included in Suginami Aikikai.
Ido-Sensei took time to formally train as a priest during his student days & nbsp; While he continues his development in Aikido, he looks forward to sharing his experience with others in the same pleasant, friendly way that Kato-Shihan did. He likes to look to others to understand the principles of Aikido and how the partner (attacker) approaching through Aikido.