was named by Mr. Takuma Hisa, Menkyo Kaidan holder (full-master
ship certificate) of Daito Ryu Aikijujustu. The Daibukan,which
was established by Mr. Kenkichi Ohgami
in Nishinomiya city in1968, for the exclusive purpose of spreading
Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu in the Kansai area, and throughout the
Daito Ryu at the
While Mr. Ohgami
continues to teach this traditional martial art dating back
800 years, he makes it a rule to study how to bring what he
has mastered to be used in contemporary times. He considers
what significance Daito Ryu has for today's world, and how it
can be used to compete against other martial arts, such as Karate,
Kempo, Judo, or kick boxing, etc. as well as how it might relate
to typical sport's tournament competitions. In his book that
is used as a manual at the Daibukan, Mr. Ohgami included the
life story of his martial art's mentor and teacher, Mr. Takuma
Hisa so that later generations would know his greatness and
legacy. As a result of this publication, a very popular martial
art's magazine in Japan called "Hiden"
decided to do a series on Mr. Ohgami and his Daibukan that ran
for 6 months in 1998.
Recently, Mr. Ohgami
and his higher ranks students visited Lincoln,Nebraska, USA
in order to hold a seminar in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu.Thanks to
this friendship exchange, Daito Ryu was introduced to Lincoln,Nebraska.
Moreover, the Daibukan members were bestowed honorary certificates
of citizenship by the city of Lincoln. The following year, the
governor of Nebraska, who participated in the seminar, conferred
upon Mr. Ohgami an honorary citizenship from the state of Nebraska
in recognition of his contribution to spread this great traditional
Japanese martial art in Nebraska.
19,2002(Sun.), Mike Johanns the Governor of the state of Nebraska,
U.S.A.proclaimed the day as - Daibukan Day - due to our contribution
to society through martial arts and friendship exchage with
the great state of Nebraska.