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TENSHIN BUGEI GAKUEN
TENSHIN DOJO - AIKIDO

 
 
TENSHIN BUGEI GAKUEN
 
"HEARTH OF HEAVEN TRADITIONAL ART SCHOOL"
 
 
 

 
"O-Sensei said that the basics should never change. O-Sensei founded Aikido, he invented Aikido. There are no styles of Aikido.

There is only one Aikido. And that is O-Sensei's Aikido because he invented it."

Steven Seagal, 7th dan, Shihan, Shinto priest

 

 

 
 
Tenshin Bugei Gakuen, was started in the United States by Steven Seagal Sensei in 1982. The purpose of establishing Tenshin Bugei Gakuen Dojo was to spread Aikido, a Japanese Martial Art as well as the Japanese culture and traditions.

 
Seagal Sensei also known as Take Sensei, had studied Aikido and many other styles of martial arts in Japan. He also was a calligraphy student of Master Seiseki Abe. In the early 1970's Take Sensei opened Tenshin Dojo in Osaka, Japan to teach Aikido. At that time, he was the only foreigner in Japan to operate a dojo. He was also the only foreigner to hold master credentials in Aikido.

TenShin Dojo from outside - California

Upon returning to the United States in 1982, Take Sensei established Tenshin Bugei Gakuen in Taos, New Mexico and subsequently moved to Los Angeles in 1983. At that time Take Sensei brought Haruo Matsuoka Sensei to the United States. Matsuoka studied under Seagal at Tenshin Dojo in Osaka, Japan. Matsuoka Sensei was the chief instructor of Tenshin Bugei Gakuen Dojo until he resigned in 1997 to move back to Japan with his family.(***)
 
TenShin Bugei Gakuen Schooll is  still working under different names  of  Sensei Steven Seagal's students..


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