Linda Holiday

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LINDA HOLIDAY first moved to Japan in 1973 to receive instruction from the first generation of Aikido teachers. She was one of the first Westerners to study Aikido in the remote, mystical Kumano region of Japan, where she became a close student and personal interpreter of Motomichi Anno Sensei. A 6th degree black belt, she has taught Aikido professionally since 1976 and founded the nonprofit organization Aikido of Santa Cruz in 1982, where she continues to serve as its chief instructor.

MOTOMICHI ANNO is one of the highest-level teachers of Aikido in the world. Born in 1931, he is one of the few remaining members of a generation of Japanese master-teachers who received direct instruction from the founder of Aikido.Anno Sensei received his 8th-degree black belt in 1978 and has been a senior teacher at theKumano JukuDojo for over forty years, serving as its chief instructor for the pastnine years. In 2009, Anno sensei received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Japan Martial Arts Association for his lifetime dedication to teaching Aikido. Deeply rooted in traditional Japan, Annosensei is an international teacher who has a remarkable ability to convey the heart of Aikido to people of different cultures.He continues to live on his family homestead in the countryside of western Japan, and teaches in Japan, theUnited States, and Europe.

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Journey to the Heart of Aikido

The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei
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Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido.

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