Tendo – The Heavenly Way

[Shimizu Sensei]

One of the greatest students of O´Sensei Morihei Ueshiba is Kenji Shimizu Sensei. Born in 1940 Shimizu Sensei was uchi-deshi – a student living with his master – between 1962 and 1967. During this time he learnt Aikido in its most advanced form. After O´Sensei Morihei Ueshiba's death Shimizu Sensei founded the Tendoryu (“School of the Heavenly Way”) style of Aikido in the early 70s. Since then Kenji Shimizu Sensei is teaching in his own Aikido school – the Tendokan in Tokyo. Since 1978 master Shimizu is visiting Germany and Europe several times a year to teach his style which is characterized by harmony, elegance and efficiency. Many of his German students return this honour by visiting Shimizu Sensei in Tokyo.

Shimizu Sensei is the only aikidoka to this day who has been decorated for his efforts to the japanese culture by the japanese Foreign Office. He also was the first aikidoka to be welcomed by the Emperor of Japan at his summer celebration in 2002.

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Eckhardt Hemkemeier, geboren 1959, ist ausgebildeter Musiker und arbeitet im NDR-Sinfonieorchester.

Er übt seit 1986 Aikido. Als lizensierter Trainer des tendo-world-aikido trägt er den 5. Dan. Das ist zur Zeit der zweit höchste vergebene Rang ausserhalb Japans.

Eckhardt Hemkemeier reist seit 20 Jahren regelmäßig nach Japan und begleitet Shimizu Sensei auf vielen Lehrgängen in Europa.

Er gründete im Jahr 2000 das Aikido-Dojo-Seishinkan, zur Zeit das Einzige zu diesem Zweck eingerichtete Tendoryu-Dojo in Deutschland.

In dieser authentischen Athmosphäre vermittelt Eckhardt Hemkemeier mit seinen Schülern die Werte des Budo, wie sie im Tendoryu-Aikido verstanden werden.

Eckhardt und Sensei