Tsuruzo Miyamoto Shihan was born in 1953, which means that he reached Kanreki this year, i.e. 60 years, which is celebrated in Japanese tradition. He celebrates it as usual for him, with aikido practice:
“I would like to spend the rest of my life practicing aikido hard and continue exploring my potential.”
He was 18 in 1971 when he enrolled in the Aikikai and started his aikido practice. What attracted him was the continuous training in accordance with traditional budo, without the competition format.
In 1975 he entered in the services of Aikikai Foundation, with intense study of aikido at the Hombu dojo as well as instructing at universities, enterprise aikido clubs, and other dojos in Japan and overseas.
He holds seminars in several countries, such as the USA, Israel, France, Spain, Germany and the UK. His first visit to Russia was in 1995 in a Hombu Dojo delegation led by Ichihashi Shihan. Since 1997 he teaches annually in Russia.
In 1998 Tsuruzo Miyamoto was awarded 7th dan in aikido.