Sensei Kenji Shimizu was born in Tendo Honami-cho, Fukuoka in Japan. His dojo in Tokyo, Japan is called Tendokan.
Kenji Shimizu Sensei was born in 1940. He started practising Judo in 1953. After earning his 4.Dan in Judo he decided to change and practice Aikido. Kenji Shimizu Sensei practised Aikido very intensely from 1963 under the founder of Aikido O'sensei Morihei Ueshiba. Here he made remarkable progress. Only three years after getting his graduation for 1. Dan he received his 4. Dan – which is an unique achievement that has not been seen since..