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Mickaël Martin discovered Aïkido in 1989, at the age of 13, in his native region: Brittany. Since then, he deepens his practicing and teaching of this Martial Art.
In 1991, he met Toshiro Suga and Tamura senseï 8th Dan. These encounters increased his passion.
From 1996 to 2010, he followed all Tamura senseï’s courses, throughout France and Europe. In 2002, he integrated Shumeïkan dojo “National School of Aïkido” on the proposal of Tamura senseï, as internal student (uchi-deshi).
His arrival at Shumeïkan dojo allowed him to live fully his passion and especially to follow the teaching of Tamura senseï as close as possible every day. For more than eight years, he shared every day with this exceptional Master – until he left us –, and experienced precious moments of a very enriching teaching.
In 2005, he flew on his first trip to Japan, where he discovered Kuroda senseï, Soke of the Shinbukan Kuroda Ryugi. He then became a member of his school. Afterwards, he went to the dojo of Kono Yoshinori senseï. These meetings allowed him to refine his practicing of Aïkido.
Since then, Mickaël Martin travels to Japan every year in order to enrich himself with those teachings and deepen his personal research. Since 2012, he organizes a trip to Japan (Aïkido Masters Tours, open to all those wishing to go to Japan to visit and to practice Aïkido with different masters of Aïkido and Budo).
Mickaël Martin founded in 2011 an international association: Meïwakan Aïkido.
Today, Mickaël Martin teaches at Shumeïkan dojo, Bras.
In addition to his weekly classes, Mickaël Martin teaches several Aïkido seminars in France and abroad.