Since 1980, Okamoto Seigo, Soshi of the Roppokai has been working tirelessly to make sure that the art of Daitoryu Aikijujutsu is passed successfully into the next generation, according to the wishes of Horikawa Kodo, Mejin, his teacher.

Due to his extreme efforts, the Roppokai has many successful branches outside of Japan. Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and many locations in the United States have flourishing branches thanks to Okamoto Sensei.

In February 1997, I went to Tokyo with the hopes of being accepted as a student and learning Daitoryu Aikijujutsu as taught by Okamoto Sensei. Over the last ten years, Okamoto Sensei has visited the New York Branch of the Roppokai over 20 times for extended training sessions to make sure that we understand not only the character and feeling of the technique, but the essence of Japanese Budo as well.

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the 10th Anniversary of the New York Branch of the Roppokai, with seminar and celebration being held Saturday, April 14, 2007 and Sunday, April 15, 2007.

Sensei will also be teaching seminars in North Carolina from Tuesday, April 17th until Thursday, April 19th, and in Texas on Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd. Reservations are mandatory for all seminars with Okamoto Sensei.

The Texas Branch of the Roppokai will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary in October of this year as well. For the members of the Roppokai and friends, this is a very exciting time.

For more information, please contact :

Texas - Jose Lopez - Yondan/Jun Dairi Kyoju - bushido69@earthlink.net
North Carolina - Tom Cohen - Nidan - makoto333@iwon.com

Thank you very much !

Howard Popkin - Yondan/Jun Dairi Kyoju
New York Roppokai
popkinbrogna@yahoo.com