Special thank-you to the Takemusu Aikido Association, Bill Witt, and Aviv Goldsmith for supporting the original idea of this website, securing the domain name and for initial funding.

A sincere arrigato to everyone who has contributed to this website.

Website author: Patricia Yarrow. Please mail any corrections, comments, and photographs to Her other websites include Patricia Yarrow's Japan Monogatari. She lives in Tokyo.

Aviv Goldsmith and Aikido in Fredericksburg ( in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Bill Witt and Takemusu Aikido Association ( in Northern California

David Alexander, formerly of Westlake Village Aikido ( in Westlake, California

Stan Prannin, editor, Aikido Journal ( in Las Vegas, Nevada

Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan ( in Denver, Colorado

Hoa Nuwens, Aikido Institute of Davis ( in Davis, California

Paul Henderson in Golden, Colorado

Yvonne Thelwell, Aikido of Arlington, Virginia ( in Arlington, Virginia

Dr. Bruce Choy, Takemusu Aiki Association ( Australia, for two photos on the 2001 page

Ulf Evanås, Iwama Ryu Aikido Scandanavia (, for the tengui photos

Roland Spitzbarth, Aiki Dojo.CH ( in Zürich, Switzerland

Volker Hochwald and Jorgen Fagerlund, Aikido Stuttgart ( in Stuttgart, Germany

Mic Marelli, Aiki Kunren Dojo ( in Sydney, Australia

Mehmet Dogu, Aiki Shuren Dojo Istanbul ( in Istanbul, Turkey

Robert Molerio ( in Pennsylvania, USA, for the quote about "breaking dojos"

Seah Ah Hee ( in Singapore

Andreas Wiemann, Takemusu Aikido Groups in Berlin and Bad Nauheim ( in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Alessandro Tittarelli, Aikido Dento Iwama Ryu Italia (, in Italy

Ethan Weisgard, Aiki Shuren Dojo ( in Copenhagen, Denmark

Derek Minus, Sheldon Forest Dojo ( in Turramurra (near Sydney), Australia

Jean Marc Serio, Takemusu Aikido Renmei Franc ( in Renmei, France

Roy Vrijs in Holland

Joerg Beile, Iwama Aikido Zuerich, ( in Zürich, Switzerland

Brian Lemko, Aikido Institute ( in Oakland, California

Michael Hacker in Arizona

Richard Hutchison in Georgia, USA

John Longford, Cambridge Aikido ( in Cambridge, England

Paul Durand, JinAikido ( in Sweden

Carlos Nogueira, Aikido-Iwama-Brasil ( in Brazil

Three anonymous contributors