Haruo Matsuoka Sensei, 5th Dan



Matsuoka Sensei has over 30 years experience training in Aikido. For more than twenty years, he was the highest ranking desciple of Shihan Steven Seagal, and from 1989 to 1997, he was the Chief Instructor of Seagal Sensei's Aikido Tenshin Dojo, in Los Angeles, California.

At the end of 1997, Matsuoka Sensei took his Aikido to another level by returning to Japan to study under Shihan Seiseki Abe Sensei (10th Dan) and to teach aikido at the American military base in Okinawa. Matsuoka Sensei received his 5th Dan directly from Abe Sensei In 1999. In November 1999, he returned to Los Angeles to continue his mission of promoting Japanese culture including traditional Aikido and Macrobiotics.

Matsuoka Sensei is currently the Chief Instructor of Aikido Doshinokai which currently includes Aikido Doshinokai - Culver City Dojo, Ikazuchi Dojo, and the Aikido program at the University of California, Irvine. He also is the managing director for the Aikido programs at NY Aikido Center Dojo in NY and Wakaba Dojo in Florida along with being the technical director for several aikido groups throughout Europe. Matsuoka Sensei continues to teach at annual seminars around the world including countries such as Brazil, France and Russia.


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