Tezuka Akira Shihan, Kokusai Budo Seifukai, Aikido 8th dan, passed away Nov. 9, 2008 at 11 PM, of liver cancer in Shizuoka City, Japan. He was 63 years old.
Tezuka Sensei was the long time right arm of Kokusai Budo Yoseikan founder Mochizuki Minoru Kancho. He provided dynamic management and leadership of national and international students under the name of Kokusai Budo Seifukai, after Mochizuki Sensei’s passing in 2003.
We students take pride in his contribution to the development of Kokusai Budo Seifukai Aikido and hereby notify all those who are concerned of this tragic news.
We pray for the repose of his soul.