OF SAKHALIN AIKIDO FEDERATION
Aikido in Sakhalin Region hasnappeared
not so long ago – about 15 years. It has happened
because of Yuri Misaylov which had started to develop
Aikido in Sakhalin Region after the meeting with Vyacheslav
Matveev, the director of “Budo club” in Moscow.
At those times (1900-1995) the editorial
staff of the magazine under the name “Martial arts
of the planet” began to organize seminars and practical
trainings attracting masters of different kinds of
martial arts. At one of those seminars took part representatives
of different kinds of martial arts from Sakhalin Region,
Yuri Misaylov had been among them. That was the moment
when Aikido which had been unknown before had become
a little closer.
Then through the several years Yuri
Misaylov was taking part at the seminars under the
leadership of Minoru Kanetsuka sensei in Moscow.
During that period Yuri Misaylov
understood to develop Aikido in Sakhalin region it
was necessary to have the relationships with N.Egorov
– the president of Russian Aikido Federation.
That was the first step on the way of Aikido evolution
in Sakhalin region.
In 1996 Yuri Misaylov gathered a
small group of people who wanted to practice Aikido
and in summer 1996 he with his son Victor and Em Dyu
Sa went to Minsk on international seminar to Minoru
When back to Sakhalin the decision
was to create aiki-club. In the same year (1996) aiki-club
“Ryushinkan” was organized. But there was no support
from sport committee because there is not the competition
aspect in Aikido.
Not only because of that reason
the developing of Aikido in Sakhalin region was difficult
also Yuri Misaylov had not special education. That
fact did not stop Yuri Misaylov and he had entered
the Sakhalin State University. During 5 years he was
learning physiology, psychology, the theory of physical
activity, fundamentals of sport training, medicine,
etc. under the leadership of great teachers such as
Professor Peter N. Pasukov, Olga R. Kokorina, Svetlana
A. Pronkina, Vasily A. Syichev and others.
At the same time Yuri Misaylov was
occupied with developing Aikido in Sakhalin region.
He was taking part at the seminars in Moscow, organizing
significant appearances and trying to attract people
to study Aikido.
1997 was important for Sakhalin
Aikido: the president of Russian Aikido federation
N.Egorov had come to Sakhalin and led the first Aikido
seminar. After that more and more people began to
show interest in Aikido and study it with Yuri Misaylov.
The number of members of his aiki-club began to grow
January, 1999 was the critical moment
for Sakhalin Aikido: Wakayama Masashi, the director
of bureau of international communication had visited
Sakhalin and led aikido seminar. When he came to Sakhalin
once again, in august 1999, he had brought an important
news for Yuri Misaylov the president of Sapporo international
aikido federation had been planning to visit Sakhalin.
In October 1999 those plans became
truth. Imamura Tatsunori sensei (the 6th dan Aikido
Aikikai) has visited Sakhalin for the first time.
Many people of all Sakhalin region (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,
Korsakov, Okha and others) came and took part at those
During 4 days Imamura Tatsunori sensei was teaching
and correcting the mistakes in Aikido techniques.
The result of Imamura Tatsunori
sensei’s visit was his decision to visit Sakhalin
every year and attestation Yuri Misaylov for the first
Later to understand Aikido and process of training
more deeply Yuri Misaylov visited native land of Aikido
– the Japan.
In 2001 Yuri Misaylov has helped the leader of Khabarovsk’s
aiki-club to meet Imamura Tatsunori sensei and to
organize Aikido seminar at Khabarovsk. Aikidoists
from the whole Far East of Russia had been there.
That was the starting point of Aikido
development in Far East region.
In the period from 2002 to 2008 Yuri Misaylov and
his pupils were repeatedly taking part in trainings
at such cities of Japan as Sapporo, Kurisawa, Kuriyama.
One of the most important seminars was in 2007, august
at Shirataki – cradle of Aikido. In 2007, October
Yuri Misaylov took part in the seminar under the leadership
of Doshu – Moriteru Ueshiba at the Chitose.
In 2009 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk aiki-club
“Ryushinkan” has become a base for opening a new local
public organization – Sakhalin Aikido Federation.
The main purpose and tasks of Sakhalin Aikido Federation
1. to attract youth to be engaged in physical training;
2. to learn theory and practice Japan budo (aikido,
3. upbringing especially youth and children to feel
need for physical training;
4. development and strengthening of international
sports and cultural communication.
Newly created Sakhalin aikido Federation is the biggest
organization which develops aikido in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
and Sakhalin region. There are 3 instructors (3rd
and 1st dan Aikido Aikikai) who attract people to
Aikido and explain them what aikido is.
Together with the Laboratory of regional educational
system of Sakhalin State University the new methods
of teaching aikido (both for adult people and children)
are working out and testing.
In October 2009 Sakhalin aikido Federation has entered
into the aikido Kobayashi Dojo. Sakhalin aikido Federation
is the only representation of aikido Kobayashi Dojo
in Russian Federation.
Sakhalin aikido Federation co-operates with Hombu
Dojo aikido Aikikai (Tokyo) – International Aikido
At local area Sakhalin aikido Federation
co-operates with committee of physical culture and
sports of Sakhalin region; administration of physical
culture and sports of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.