Kuribayashi Takanori Sensei, was born September 4, 1963 in Saitama prefectur, Japan. After graduating literature faculty of local university, he started practicing Aikido under the supervision of Itiro Sibata. In 1986 he got accepted to Hombu Dojo as Uchi-deshi, holding a 2nd Dan. Currently he teaches in International Aikido Federation and different university clubs. Since 1 October 2011 Technical Director of the Azerbaijan Aikikai Aikido Clubs Public Union.