Takanori Kuribayashi is a 7 Dan Aikido Aikikai Shihan. He was born on September 4, 1963 and started learning Aikido under Ichiro Shibata Sensei during the student years. In 1986 he was accepted to Hombu as an uchi-deshi. He was already a 2 Dan at the time. He is teaching in Hombu Dojo now, at some Japanese Universities and in different countries abroad. Enjoy his contagious Aikido.