3rd August 1945 – 28th December 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ezra Shihan, beloved husband of Petra Ezra and father of Terry and Jane Ezra, aikido sensei to his students at the Komyokan Dojo and throughout the world, and founder of the Komyokan Aikido Association (KAA) has passed away peacefully.
Ezra Shihan studied Aikido and healing arts for over 50 years. He was born on the Wirral, Merseyside in 1945 and began training in Aikido as a teenager. He has continued his studies with various Japanese teachers.
Ezra Shihan was awarded 7th dan in January 2009 from Hombu Dojo, Aikido World Headquarters.
Ezra Shihan was respected throughout the British Isles and many other parts of the world for the quality of his instruction. He has taught in other countries such as Ireland, Greece, Norway, Bulgaria, Poland, Tenerife , Holland, Russia, South Africa and Colombia and is renowned for his understanding and sensitivity.
Ezra Shihan taught throughout the UK on weekend courses and dedicated his life to the development of the human consciousness and the spreading of peace and harmony through his intensive training and teaching of Aikido.
He will be sadly missed.