Biography of Paolo Corallini Sensei, President of Takemusu Aikido Association Italy

Paolo Corallini Sensei is the President of Takemusu Aikido Association Italy and the uppermost representative of Iwama Ryu Aikido in Italy. Since his youth he is interested in martial arts. At 18 years of age, he joins a Ju-Jutsu dojo and after soon he experiences the art which would mark his life, the Aikido, at its first steps in Italy at that time. In those years he studies under Motokage Kawamukai Sensei who gives him the 1st dan in 1977.

In 1979, Corallini was ranked 2nd dan by Hirokazu Kobayashi Sensei and began attending aikido courses in France, where he met André Nocquet Sensei, direct student of the Founder and President of the Union Européenne d’Aikido. Nocquet Sensei awarded him the 3rd dan in 1981, and the 4th dan in 1984. He also appointed Corallini as President and Technical Director of the Unione Italiana Aikido – the division of the Union Européenne d’Aikido in Italy.

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