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Istvan Koloh

Aikido Instructors Torquay


Istvan Koloh
Fukushidoin of  Yokohama International Aikido Club

Dojo-cho of  Yokohama International Aikido Devon
2nd dan Aikikai
Main Instructor

 

Istvan Koloh is a Hungarian aikido practitioner and Aikido instructors Torquay instructor. He has been practicing aikido since 2013 and holds the rank of  2nd dan. He is the founder and chief instructor of the Yokohama International Aikido Devon and has taught aikido in various occasions at Lancashire Aikikai annual association courses.

Koloh began his aikido training in 2014 under the guidance of Karesz Hoffer, who was a direct student of Atsushi Mimuro Shihan, one of the closest disciples of the late Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan.

In 2017, Koloh founded the Aikikai Aikido Dulwich club in London and has since been dedicated to promoting and spreading aikido in England and beyond. In 2023, Koloh founded the Yokohama International Aikido Devon club in Torquay, Devon and dedicated to promoting and spreading the aikido he learns now directly from Atsushi Mimuro Shihan the local and neighbouring community. Istvan visited Mimuro Shihan in Japan on multiple occasions and he practiced with him both in Yokohama and Karuizawa.

Koloh follows the teachings of Atsushi Mimuro Shihan directly, and passed his 1st dan front of Mimuro Shihan in 2017 and 2nd dan in 2022. He acquired the BAB Coach Level 1 certificate in 2019.  He emphasizes the importance of proper body movement, heaviness, and timing in aikido techniques.

Istvan dedicates Yokohama International Aikido Devon to Atsushi Mimuro Shihan, he aims to preserve and promote the teachings he receives from him.

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