Educational method is based on an academic path


  • limited and selected number of participants;
  • rigorous teachings;
  • long classes;
  • schedule arranged in advance;
  • subjects arranged in advance;
  • training aid;
  • care of each individual during all classes;


  • in depth examination of “Rei ho”, inside and outside the dojo (during these classes students will learn how  to set kamiza in relation  with the cardinal points, and how to furnish a dojo of traditional aikido);
  • in depth examination of "kokyu ho" in normal practise (“kokyu ryoku no yosei ho”);
  • in depth examination of  “shomenuchi”, “yokomenuchi”, “tsuki” attacks, both in tai jutsu and in buki waza (origins, educational purposes, application, how to teach);
  • "keri waza" (reaction against kicks)  in Aikido;
  • in depth examination of “sutemi” and “sutemi waza”;
  • "henka waza" (variations), "oyo waza" (applications), "kaeshi waza" (reaction techniques), "kanren/renraku waza" (combination techniques);
  • in depth examination of  "initiative" as well as of principles of “go no sen” (late attack, contrasting the initiative) and “sen no sen” (a defensive initiative launched simultaneously with the attack of the opponent);
  • pedagogy and study of "randori";
  • in depth examination of “awase” e di “ki no nagare”: training and pedagogy;
  • intensive Aiki Jo, and Aiki Ken classes, in depth examination of the whole buki waza programme and pedagogy of weapons in Aikido;
  • teaching Aikido: in depth examination of Aikido pedagogy, how to plan a class, how to test students, how to deal with students;
  • history of Takemusu Aikido;
  • symbols and geometry in Aikido, philosophy and spiritual teachings of O Sensei.

    At the end of this two-years programme, in order to obtain the mokuroku certificate, all participants will be tested by P.N. Corallini Shihan and F. Corallini. This final exam has the purpose to verify the level of each students after attending the master.


  • advanced, long term and well framed teachings, with personal care of each individual during all classes;
  • at the end of this two years programme, all participants will be given a dvd box containing all classes they’ve attended to, as well as with the main takes of their ‘mistakes” and the main suggestions received by teachers;
  • teaching aid; 


Paolo Corallini Shihan - VII° Dan Iwama Ryu

Paolo N. Corallini is the President of Takemusu Aikido Association Italy (T.A.A.I.). He started Aikido in April 1969 under the guidance of Motokage Kawamukai Sensei, Hirokazu Kobayashi Sensei and André Nocquet Sensei, who appointed him, in 1981, as President and Technical Director of Unione Italiana Aikido - a division of the Union Europénne d'Aikido in Italy. In the same year Paolo Corallini wrote his first book on Aikido. He followed Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei in France closely during this period. In 1984, wishing to meet Morihiro Saito Sensei and visit the dojo where the Founder created and defined Aikido, Corallini went to Iwama. This was his first enchanting meeting with Morihiro Saito Sensei. Immediately Paolo Corallini became aware that the training method in Iwama dojo followed the traditional methods of the Founder. Then, From that moment he decided to devotedly follow Morihiro Saito Sensei. Since that time he has been to Japan as uchi deshi (direct, live-in student) 25 times to train with his Sensei. On February 1985 Corallini invited Morihiro Saito Sensei to Italy for the first seminar. This was the fist time Saito Sensei was in Central Europe. From that year, Corallini followed Morihiro Saito Sensei everywhere, and invited him to Italy for seminars each year. In 1985 Corallini Sensei created the IWAMA TAKEMUSU AIKI ITALY, an association of dan (blak belt) ranked Aikidoka that trained under Saito Sensei faithfully. In 1988 he riceived 5th dan Takemusu Aikido from Saito Sensei, and also the 5th Buki Waza Mokuroku (weapons rank) as well as the authorization to give Tai-Jutsu (body techniques) and Buki Waza (weapons techniques) dan ranks. He was also appointed by Saito Sensei as direct Representative in Central and Southern Europe. In March 1993 Saito Sensei awarded Paolo Corallini 6th dan and the Shihan title in Iwama. He subsequently received 6th dan Aikikai. Corallini Sensei directs many seminars in Italy and foreign countries such as Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Austria, England, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Rep. of South Africa, Spain, Denmark and Sweden each year. Morihiro Saito Sensei gave 7th Dan Iwama Ryu to his representatives Paolo Corallini and Ulf evenas on May 25th, 2001. In the year 2006 Paolo N. Corallini, together with Ulf Evans founded the Takemusu Aikido Kyokai (T.A.K.).

Francesco Corallini (Director of Master in Takemusu Aikido) - V° Dan

He starts practising Aikido in 1985 at age of 3 under the guidance of his father Paolo Corallini Shihan.
At age of 3 he meets Morihiro Saito Sensei for the first time and this meeting will mark his path in Aiki, just like the way it did to his father. He receives shodan by Morihiro Saito Sensei on December 23rd, 1997, then nidan on May 5th,1999, then sandan on February 20th, 2002. On July 1998 Saito Morihiro Sensei gives him the shodan ken-jo, then nidan in December of the same year, and sandan in 2001. On May 10th, On November 1st 2009 he receives Godan Tai Jutsu together with 5th and last Ken-Jo Mokuroku (Godan) by Paolo Corallini Shihan. 
He’s attended to over 200 camps following his father as uke. On November 2005 he visits Iwama (Japan), and he trains in the Founder’s dojo, as well as in Tokyo, where he also meets Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and attends to some of his classes. He’s part of T.A.A.I. Board of Examiners  and holds many seminars across Italy and abroad.