The Martialist – Interview with Antonino Certa

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Antonino Certa spent 55 years of his life training and teaching some of the main Japanese martial arts. He was part of the pioneers' era of Aikido in Italy and practised Aikido for over 30 years, until in 1991 his pursuit of martiality led him to Abashiri and to the discovery of the complex and fascinating world of Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu. Today Certa Shihan is a reference figure for Daito in Italy and the world, having taught in 11 countries and shared practice with hundreds of fellow tatami mates. His uncommon position as an expert in both Aikido and Daito-Ryu makes his experience particularly interesting