Tatsunori Imamura Sensei is a seventh dan Aikido Shihan from Hokkaido, Japan, who was profoundly influenced by his study with O‘Sensei in the last years of the founder’s life. He is the chief instructor of Sapporo International Aikikai, and travels regularly to teach in Russia and Eastern Europe. This will be his second trip to the United States. Imamura Sensei is very committed to the spiritual core of Aikido. This commitment was enhanced by his studies with Masahisa Goi Sensei (1916-1980), a philosophical/spiritual leader who was a close friend of O’ Sensei. Goi Sensei founded the Byakko Shinko Kai, which initiated the movement to plant Peace Poles worldwide. You may have seen one of these four-sided poles with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in several languages.