8th Dan, Shihan
Chief Instructor of New England Aikikai (1966-2004)
Born in 1938. Kanai Sensei entered the Aikikai in 1958 as an uchi deshi at Hombu Dojo.
He came to the United States in 1966 and subsequently founded the New England Aikikai. He was instrumental in the early development of Aikido in the United States and Canada. He taught seminars widely throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
He was one of the founders and a Technical Director of both the USAF and the CAF.
Kanai Sensei passed away on March 28, 2004.
Videos of Kanai Sensei
|Speaking in Ireland|
|Remembering Kanai Sensei|