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Enshin Zenji | Austin Aikikai

Austin, TX

Austin Aikikai dojo cho | Austin Rinzai Zen cho

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Austin Aikikai dojo cho | Austin Rinzai Zen cho

Enshin Zenji is head instructor at Austin Aikikai. He is a rokudan and shidoin in aikido, a current student of Yamada Sensei. Enshin has studied aikido since 1984, training under the late Akira Tohei Sensei and many instructors from the aikido headquarters in Tokyo.

In addition to his dedication to aikido, Enshin trained in shinkage under the direction of the late Yagyu Nobuhara and now Yagyu Koichi Sensei. Enshin also studied Western fencing.

Enshin's calligraphy expresses the nature of practice in martial arts, focusing on personal reflection and growth. Original calligraphies represent an intimate practice and are shared here to create inspiration.