Aikido Mugenjuku Tokyo was opened for one purpose, to help make a positive impact on people's lives through the training of Aikido.
Aikido is for everyone and Aikido Mugenjuku Tokyo welcomes everyone regardless of race, age, religion, sexual preference, or previous martial arts experience.
Aikido Mugenjuku Tokyo continues the tradition started at the Mugenjuku Headquarters in Kyoto of constant focus on and repetition of the basics so that students can naturally develop proper and powerful technique. This type of training has value for beginners and advanced students alike. Beginners have the chance to build a strong foundation rooted in the basics of Aikido from the first day. At the same time, advanced students can polish their technique, fix weak points and develop even stronger technique.
Chris first began studying martial arts while attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona at the Shuyokan Dojo in Costa Mesa, CA. It was there that he was first introduced to Aikido and began studying under Leonard Takahashi Sensei. After two years, he had the chance to meet Jacques Payet Sensei and experience a different kind of Aikido. He continued to train with Payet Sensei and Takahashi Sensei until Payet Sensei moved to Japan. Shortly after that, he graduated University and began a job in transportation logistics. With his job, he had the opportunity to travel and live in other states and consequently the chance to train at many different dojos including some Aikikai dojos. In 2008, Chris decided to move to Japan to begin training full-time at Aikido Mugenjuku Kyoto under the instruction of Jacques Payet Sensei. Chris spent 8 years training and teaching at Aikido Mugenjuku Kyoto. He taught the Kenshusei course, adult classes, and children's classes. In April of 2017, Chris moved to Tokyo and Aikido Mugenjuku Tokyo was opened shortly after in august of 2017 in Meguro, Tokyo and is currently being holding classes at the Meguro Central Gymnasium.