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Dr. Paolo Nicola Corallini Shihan
Paolo N. Corallini is the President of Takemusu Aikido Association Italy (T.A.A.I.).
Since his youth interested in martial arts, at 18 years of age, he joins a Ju-Jutsu dojo and soon after he experiences the art which would mark his life, Aikido, at its first steps in Italy at that time. In those years he studies under Motokage Kawamukai Sensei, Hirokazu Kobayashi Sensei, André Nocquet Sensei, that appoints Corallini , in 1981, President and Technical Director of Unione Italiana Aikido - division of the Union Européenne d'Aikido in Italy.
In the same year Paolo Corallini writes his first book on Aikido and he follows closely Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei in France. In 1984, wanting to meet Morihiro Saito Sensei and visit the dojo where the Founder created and defined Aikido, Corallini goes to Iwama.

 

Corallini Shihan and Saito Shihan training in Iwama
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.

From 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.
In 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.
He is also appointed by Saito Sensei as his Representative in Central and Southern Europe.
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.
Since 1994 he is the National Technical Director of F.I.L.P.J.K. (C.O.N.I.).
Morihiro 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 two
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.

On 2006 Paolo N. Corallini together with Ulf Evenås founds the Takemusu Aikido Kyokai (T.A.K.).

 

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