Masaru Matsubara

Masaru Matsubara, Fourth Dan – Senior Instructor for the JCCC Aikikai

Matsubara01[1]Masaru Matsubara began to study Aikido in 1961 at Hombu Dojo under O-sensei and various instructors including mostly late Kisaburo Osawa shihan, late Doshu Kishoumaru Ueshiba, Koichi Tohei(chief instructor at that time) shihan, late Yamaguchi shihan, Sugano shihan, Ichihashi shihan etc., He then moved to Toronto in 1967.

Since then, he taught and practiced with Henry Kono whom he met at Hombu Dojo, and Bill Collins at University Settlement House, in Tanino Judo Club.

He joined JCCC Aikikai in 1992. His enjoyment of Aikido includes the study of harmonizing with others through Aikido movements. He also enjoys the study of martial arts movements and psychological aspects. He continues to teach what he recalls was taught by O-sensei and various instructors.

Before Masaru Matsubara started Aikido, there was always some ailment with his health. Since he started Aikido, his strength and health has, and continues to improve.

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Thu
8:00 pm JCCC Aikikai AGM
JCCC Aikikai AGM
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JCCC Aikikai AGM – February 21st at 20:00, upstairs at the JCCC, right after the early class.
Feb
23
Sat
11:30 am Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Saturday, Feb 23rd Women’s Class 11:30 to 13:00 and Black Belt [...]
Feb
24
Sun
10:00 am Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Sunday Feb 24th General Class 10:00 to 11:30
Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]
Mar
3
Sun
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]

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