Masaru Matsubara

Masaru Matsubara, Fourth Dan – 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

Sep
15
Sat
all-day Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
Waka-sensei’s Seminar in Montreal @ Centre Sportif UQAM | Montréal | Québec | Canada
Save the date – Please find see below for the link to a seminar to be held in Montreal, with Waka sensei, Honbu dojo Tokyo, [...]
Oct
14
Sun
1:00 pm Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Celebration Party for Obata-sens… @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centr | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Celebration Party for Obata-sensei at JCCC  ( consult with Marina, organizer)
Oct
19
Fri
all-day Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York U… @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Osawa-sensei’s Seminar at York Univ. @ York Univ., Keele  Campus, Tait McKenzie Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Fri. Oct. 19 to Sun. Oct. 21.  Hosted by J.C.C.C. Aikikai, Aikido Hokuryukai and Aikido Tendokai.  This seminar will be held at the York Univ., Keele  Campus, [...]

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