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Mr. Toshio Asamura

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
The practice consists of two people doing TORI and UKE, so I try to build harmony and not to work by myself. The most important thing is to keep relaxed at any point.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
I show a technique, explain the positioning and essencial points, and show why it is done so. I also try to make their shoulders to relax.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
Body strength, self-confidence, other people's pain, and friends. I began to realize as I continued the lessons that I felt more easy with people and my job at my workplace.

Mr.Kazuo Isomura

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
I try to attend lessons constantly than at intervals. Instead, I concentrate on one lesson and try to learn as many things as possible. I try to be at my own pace and pay attention to the techniques' details.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
At one lesson I put emphasis on teaching the imortant points that are common to each techniques so student can understand the movement systematically. At one technique, I teach importanat points precisely according to the level of the student. I teach by showing actual body movement rather than describing with words.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
I learned to read ahead people's movement toward me and put my action against it in an instant. I built skills to observe and see into things. Also I learned to control my techniques. This is useful not only for Aikido but for coping with people in everyday life.

Ms. Kiyoko Kamiya

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
I try not to concentrate too much on only one point, and keep in mind the center and gravity point of my body. I will lose if I coflict with others, so I avoid that and try to move in a way that I do not have to try so hard.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
I do not tie students down. I teach from the point that I feel "This should go this way" while giving students chance to move as they wish.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
Healthy spirit and body. Not only my body got stronger, but I do not get upset easily anymore. I have more confidence in my heart, and when I am irritated I do the lessons and it goes away.

Mr. Kazuhiro Kitamura

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
I try to receive UKEs firmly, not to go ahead of the other's movement. I complete a techinque with slow TORI, and keep my mind on the form after the techinque is done. I do not just do NAGE and leave it nor do KATAME of only the looks of it.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
I give out advise, but I do not force someone a style. I think it is important to let students think and digest the forms by themselves and master the techniques.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
Teacher and friends. Self-confidence.

Mr. Masatada Shindo

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
I try not to hurt each other during lessons. I try to move gently within the limit of ability to take UKE for both.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
When teaching, I exclude precise points and move in simple, large motion. I also think it is important not to hesitate. Movement without hesitation of people with higher DAN can be an explanation itself.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
I have been practicing for over 7 years, but to tell the truth, I do not feel I have become stronger. The best thing that I gained is that I got to meet many people through the lessons. I will try to think about how I will act in a case of emergency as I do the lessons.

Mr. Teruaki Takahashi

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
To participate in lessons at least twice a week. Continuation leads to a good flow of KI, and will be the biggest spiritual uplift for living.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
Regain the enthusiasm I had as a beginner, and try to show each basic movement slowly and accurately. I try not to make a person uncomfortable by moving violently or using force against other's will.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
(1)I feel a sense of fulfillment, both spiritually and physically.
(2)When I encounter a difficult situation, I feel more confident about dealing with the problems.
(3) I got to meet many people who practice Aikido, including Sensei and his wife.

Mr. Takamitsu Fujita

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
I do not use force for wrong purposes, take lessons seriously, and always give my best.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
My body is not used to the lessons, so I try not to hurt parts of my body where I usually do not use very often.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
Good health and patience.

Mr. Yuichi Naka

1. What is your motto and important point of practicing?
"First come gets the win" (Not doing a technique after receiving an attack). To overcome power, a balance between speed, position, degree and timing is needed.

2. What is the most important thing when teaching?
There is no one teacher in Aikido. I try not to forget that we go up to higher levels by teaching each other.

3. What have you gained from the lessons?
"People". By doing Aikido I got many friends. This is not only for Aikido, but it has influenced my whole life.

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