Corallini Shihan and Saito Shihan training in
Paolo Sensei with the
Saito family and other senpai in Iwama
Here Corallini sensei remains enchanted with the meeting with Morihiro Saito Sensei.
Immediately Paolo Corallini becomes conscious that the training method in Iwama
dojo follows the traditional way of the Founder.
Then, from that moment
he decides to follow devotedly Morihiro Saito. On February 1985 Corallini
invites Morihiro Saito Sensei in Italy for a Koshukai, held in the city
of Turin, and the Master comes for the very first time in Central Europe.
that year, Corallini invites Saito Sensei to Italy each year and
has gone to Japan as uchi deshi (inner student) for 24 times to train with his
Sensei. In 1985 Corallini Sensei creates the IWAMA TAKEMUSU AIKI ITALY, an association
of yudansha (black belted Aikidoka) that train under Saito Sensei faithfully.
1988 he receives, from Saito Sensei, the 5th dan Takemusu Aikido
and also the 5 Buki Waza Mokuroku (scroll) (the highest level
in weapons) and the authorization to give Tai-Jutsu and Buki Waza dan.
is also appointed by Saito Sensei as his Representative in Central and Southern
In March 1993 Saito Sensei ranks Paolo Corallini 6th dan and Shihan
title in Iwama. He receives subsequently the 6th dan Aikikai.
Corallini Sensei directs many seminars in Italy and foreigner countries: Germany,
Scotland, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Austria, England, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Rep. of South Africa, Spain, Denmark, Sweden,… each year.
he is the National Technical Director of F.I.L.P.J.K. (C.O.N.I.).
Saito Sensei gave 7th Dan Iwama Ryu to his representatives Paolo Corallini
e Ulf Evenås on 25th may 2001. For the National Federation he writes
books, in 1998 and
in 1999. On February 5th 2005 the National
Federal Council of F.I.J.L.K.A.M. (Italian Federation of
Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Karate and Martial Arts) gave
the Gold Medal for Sports Merits.
2006 Paolo N. Corallini together with Ulf Evenås founds the Takemusu Aikido