Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association - (PAPA)  Phil USA

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PAPA AIKIDO PHILUSA - BRIEF HISTORY
Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association - PAPA Philippines / USA

MOTHER ORGANIZATION
AIKIKAI FOUNDATION / AIKIDO WORLD HEADQUARTERS (HOMBU)
Great Beloved O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba - AIKIDO Founder / Originator
Great Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba - Former President
Great Beloved Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba - Present President

(Sensei Johnny Tenegra at HOMBU Dojo)


Sensei Johnny Tenegra
Loyal Follower of Great Beloved O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba
and of Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba
and of HOMBU.
Founder of:
Manila Aikidokas Sprots Propagation Association (MASPA)
"The Hombu Loyalist Group"
Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) Philippines
PAPA Aikido
"The Hombu Loyalist Group"
Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Associatino (PAPA) USA
PAPA Aikido USA
"The Hombu Loyalist Group"

Original Founding Seals of Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) Philippines and USA (PhilUSA)

PILIPINAS AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION – (PAPA) in Philippines and USA (PhilUSA)
(PAPA AIKIDO USA)
(PAPA AIKIDO)*
“The HOMBU Loyalists Group”
Affiliated with HOMBU*

MEMBER INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION - IAF*

Sensei Johnny Tenegra is the founder, president and Senior Chief Instructor of both two largest aikido organizations in the Philippines. The MANILA AIKIDOKAS AND SPORTS PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION (MASPA) “The Hombu Loyalists Group” and the PILIPINAS AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) “The Hombu Loyalists Group” that teach, spread and propagate traditional aikido following the Great Beloved O’SENSEI Morihei Ueshiba's teachings, taught by the Great Beloved DOSHU KISSHOMARU UESHIBA, President of HOMBU, and by MASTER KOICHI TOHEI, Chief Instructor of HOMBU,

Later Sensei Johnny Tenegra merged his two aikido organizations into one under the name of the Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) “The Hombu Loyalists Group," a national aikido organization.

Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) was founded at the early time when Aikido is still in its infancy and growing stage, not so popular and far behind compared to judo and karate at that time. Sensei Johnny Tenegra and his organization, the Pilipinas Aikido Propagation – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) helps a lot in aikido propagations and make Aikido more popular and known. Sensei Johnny Tenegra and PAPA Aikido introduced and propagate aikido to the general public, to Malacanan Palace, to the military, to organizations, to associations and etcs. PAPA Aikido is known nationally and internationally. Hosted several masters / senseis of different foreign aikido organizations. Produced talented students locally and internationally. He spent money, time, efforts, and any available resources in aikido propagations. Sensei Johnny Tenegra used newspapers, T.V. demonstrations and exhibitions outdoors or indoors, with mats or no mats in any places, anywhere, everywhere, solicited help of business leaders, government officials, military officers, civic leaders, political leaders, and other means in Aikido Propagations.

Sensei Johnny Tenegra’s leadership, efforts, achievements, and contributions in aikido propagations earned him and his PAPA Aikido organization a recognition, authorizations, and certification from HOMBU and he was appointed SOLE AIKIDO AREA REPRESENTATIVE of Aikikai Foundation / Aikido World Headquarters (HOMBU) Tokyo, Japan, in the Philippines to organize, develop, and propagate aikido by the Great Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba, President of Hombu and by the Great Beloved master Kisaburo Osawa, General Director of Hombu.

His organization, the Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) “The Hombu Loyalists Group” was appointed, certified and authorized SOLE AIKIDO ORGANIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES of Aikikai Foundation / Aikido World headquarters (HOMBU) Tokyo, Japan by the Great Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba, President of Hombu, and by the Great Beloved master Kisaburo Osawa, General Director of Hombu, for instructions and training in the art of Aikido.

Above, left. Aikikai foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (HOMBU) certificate of recognition, appointments, and authorization of Sensei Johnny Tenegra as HOMBU sole aikido area representative in the Phillippines.

Above, right. Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters (HOMBU) cerificate of recognition, appointments, and authorization of Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) as HOMBU sole aikido organization representatives in the Phillippines. This certificate was also given to Sensei Johnny Tenegra being the Founder and President of PAPA.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SIZES AND DIMENSIONS OF BOTH OF THESE DOCUMENTS WERE ALTERED AND PARTS OF SIGNATURES, TITLES, STAMP MARKINGS, AND DECORS WERE BLOCKED TO AVOID / PREVENT FRAUDULENT PRINTING / COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THESE DOCUMENTS FOR MISUSE BY ANYBODY.


SENSEI JOHNNY TENEGRA IS CREDITED AS THE FIRST ONE WHO STARTED BRINGING THE MASTERS AND SENSEIS FROM AIKIDO WORLD HEADQUARTERS (HOMBU) / IAF TO THE PHILIPPINES TO PRACTICE, SEMINARS, AND TO GIVE BLACK BELT (DAN GRADE) EXAMINATIONS / PROMOTIONS (THE HOMBU DAN RANKING/PROMOTIONS WAS ADDED IN ADDITION TO EXISTING LOCAL PHILIPPINES STANDARD RANKING PROMOTIONS) TO PAPA MEMBERS EVERY YEAR AND LATER ON TO OTHERS.

Above: Sensei Tenegra, PAPA President, and some PAPA instructors and members with Master Norihiko Ichihashi and Sensei Etsuo Kasuya of Aikikai World Aikido Hombu, Japan during aikido practice and blackbelt/dan exam (Hombu Japanese Grading/Ranking) at PAPA gym and observe local black belt belting ceremony.


PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE AIKIDOKAS (AIKIDO PRACTITIONERS) MUST KNOW THE HISTORY THAT THE VISITS / COMING OF THESE GREAT MASTERS AND SENSEIS FROM HOMBU / IAF WAS FIRST STARTED BY SENSEI JOHNNY TENEGRA FOR THE BENEFITS OF ALL MEMBERS AND ALL AIKIDOKAS.

Sensei JOHNNY TENEGRA expressed his gratitude and sincerest thanks to the Great Beloved O’sensei Morihei Ueshiba, the Great Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the Great Beloved Master Kisaburo Osawa and Special Thanks to all the great masters and senseis who visited PILIPINAS AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION – PAPA (PAPA AIKIDO).

Some of those great masters who visited PAPA Aikido are beloved Master H. Somimiya, Master M. Fujita, Master N. Watanabe, Master N. Ichihashi, Master M. Sasaki, Sensei K. Cottier, Sensei S. Iwagaki, Sensei H. Osawa, Sensei E. Kasuya, Sensei M. Iwarashi. A very special thank you to Beloved Master Hiroshi Somemiya who helps a lot and also to Beloved Master Masatake Fujita, Beloved Master Nobuyuki Watanabe, Beloved Master Paul C.N. Lee, Beloved Sensei Kenneth Cottier, Beloved Sensei Hayato Osawa.

MOST OF THOSE PRESENT PHILIPPINE AIKIDO ORGANIZATIONS DO NOT EXIST DURING PAPA AIKIDO PROPAGATIONS EVEN FOR A LONG TIME AFTER HOMBU AUTHORIZED AND RECOGNIZED PILIPINAS AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION (PAPA AIKIDO) AS HOMBU SOLE AIKIDO ORGANIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THOSE WHO EXIST LATER WERE UNDER PAPA AIKIDO UMBRELLA. Some of the aikido organizations that affiliated with PAPA Aikido are MINADANAO AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION (MAPA) headed by Sensei Javier, former student of Sensei Johnny Tenegra, covers Mindanao area, and CEBU AIKIDO CLUB headed by Sensei Tian, Sensei Buot and (Kung Fu / Arnis) Grand Master Chiuten, all friends of Sensei Johnny Tenegra, covers Visayas area.

Later, Sensei Johnny Tenegra founded the Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA in USA (PAPA Aikido USA) “The Hombu Loyalists Group” that will continue the work / mission in aikido propagations of the Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) in the Philippines “The Hombu Loyalists Group” to spread and propagate traditional aikido following the teaching of Great Beloved O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba to other countries / overseas / abroad. There are schools / dojos in different locations abroad and plans to expand.

PAPA Aikido USA and PAPA Aikido Philippines are ONE. They coordinate and work together for the common good of everybody / members and for the good of the whole organizations as ONE.  PAPA Aikido USA is the connection / extension of PAPA Aikido Philippines to other countries overseas.  Both have the same status, priviliges, benefits and mission in Aikido propagation.

PAPA Aikido USA, “The Hombu Loyalists Group” like PAPA Aikido in the Philippines teaches, spreads, and propagates traditional aikido based on the Great Beloved O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba’s principles and teachings through HOMBU (that is also carried and used by the Great Beloved Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba) to the general public, organizations, associations, etc. In addition, PAPA Aikido USA spread, propagates, and teaches traditional aikido to NINJUTSU SCHOOLS, KOREAN TAEKWONDO / HAPKIDO SCHOOLS, and CHOI KWANG DO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS. Like in the Philippines, Sensei Johnny Tenegra uses all available resources in Aikido propagations.

Sensei Johnny Tenegra is the loyal follower of the Great Beloved O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba and his two founded aikido organizations Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA in USA (PAPA Aikido USA) and Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association – PAPA (PAPA Aikido) in the Philippines are the “Hombu Loyalists Group" under the umbrella of Hombu. Sensei Jose Soriano and Sensei Michael Eisenberg are Co-Founders.

The Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association - PAPA (PAPA Aikido) "The Hombu Loyalist Group" in the Philippines is headed and run in different locations by the loyal highly competent members, chief instructors, senseis R. Soliven (leading all locations), J.C. Hubilla, V. Ayes, V. Lim and C. Carag with help from other black belts members.

For more information about authentic traditional aikido, please call/contact:

IN USA

- Telephone # 630-852-1221 in WESTMONT, ILLINOIS
- Telephone # 630-416-1946 in NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS

- E-mails:

p[email protected]

- Telephone # 248-730-4566 in MICHIGAN

- Email:

[email protected]

IN PHILIPPINES

- Telephone +63-9178933817 in Quezon City Location
- Telephone +63-9277971251 in Makati City Location
- Telephone +63-9283819490 in Manila City Location
- Telephone +63-9331552160 in Manila City Location
- Telephone +63-9178449507 in Parañaque Location

- Email:

[email protected]

For more information visit websites:

- http://papaikido.blogspot.com

- http://papaaikidousa.com

- http://johnnytenegraaikido.webs.com/

Additional infos search:

- Johnny Tenegra

- Johnny Tenegra Aikido

- Tenegra Aikido

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY

- The color of the belt, certificate and rank represent the level of skill acquired. The question is, can you defend it? Are you worth it?

- Practice, practice, practice is the key word. Right and constant practice lead to mastery and perfection. In mastery and perfection come real satisfaction.

- Acquiring the mastery skill of the arts is a long process. There is no shortcut to it. It cannot be done overnight.

- Some people have doubts on what some people “say” but believe on the doings they “see.” Translation: Actions speak more than words.

- Remember the Great Beloved O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba is DANLESS (no rank). He humbly use O’Sensei (Great Teacher) as title. He even sometimes use white uniform.
- Those who faithfully and and sincerely follow the principles and teaching of the Great Beloved O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba are CO-INHERITORS of the martial arts of O'Sensei.
He is humble, simple, modest, but the greatest. Can you be a follower of the Great Beloved O’Sensei? Think of it.

FRIENDSHIP – Is a way to harmony, love, and peace.

In Aikido There is Friendship

By Sensei Johnny Tenegra

Friends in Aikido / Martial Arts
Sensei Tenegra with:

The Great Beloved Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in the Doshu office at Aikido Hombu Dojo Tokyo, Japan
(Recent Meeting)

Mr. Masaki Tani
Asst. Director
International Department
Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

Doshu and Dr. Johnny Tenegra
In DOSHU Office at World Aikido HOMBU Headquarters
Tokyo, Japan

Master Kobayashi
Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

Master Yokota
Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

Master Miyamoto
Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan

Master Edmund Wan
Hong Kong Aikido Association

Hong Kong Aikido Association Members in one of the evening Aikido Practice

Senseis R. Soliven, C. Carag, C. Hubilla, V. Ayes, V. Lim, Chief Instructors of Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) in Philippines in Different Aikido Dojo Locations.

"We are all one."

Instructors and some members of PAPA Aikido in one of the Aikido practice session at PAPA Dojo, Chinatown YMCA Location with Mr. Nicdao, PAPA Adviser.

Honorable Mat Defensor
Honorary President/Adviser
Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) RP/USA
PAPA AIKIDO
PAPA AIKIDO USA
Mr. Tranquilino Nicdao
Adviser
Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) RP/USA
PAPA Aikido
PAPA Aikido USA

Honorable Michael Defensor
PAPA Member 1970's

Honorable Councilwoman Tess Aala
City Councilwoman of City of Santa Rosa Philippines
Honorary Adviser

Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) RP / USA
PAPA Aikido
PAPA Aikido USA

Honorable Councilwoman Tess Aala

With Dr. Johnny Tenegra

Sensei Herbert Buot
Cebu Aikido Club

Sensei Soriano
Aikido Master / Expert

Sensei Soriano in another newly opened PAPA Aikido USA Dojo.

Master Eichenberg
Ninjutsu Master / Expert

Master Kim
Taekwondo / Hapkido Master

Master Bole
Choi Kwang Do Master / Expert

With Master Thompson
Taekwondo Master / Expert
Sensei Browne
Aikido / Judo Master / Expert
Masters / Senseis
Aikido Master/Experts

W. Van Enck, T. Kelley, R. Kohl, S. Kopka, K. Yasutake, W. Kopka, R. Lazo, J. Cervantes, C. Landice, G. Deotach, W. Mayer

PAPA Aikido USA
(All locations accepting new members)

Sensei Johnny Tenegra

Sensei Johnny Tenegra explaining an aikido technique to some of the PAPA Aikido USA Members in one of the evening classes.

Sensei Johnny Tenegra demonstrates an Aikido technique to some PAPA Aikido USA members that uses good Ukemi during Aikido practice.

Sensei Johnny Tenegra pose after the aikido practice with some members of PAPA Aikido USA in one of the classes.

Sensei Soriano

PILIPINAS AIKIDO PROPAGATION ASSOCIATION (PAPA) in PHILIPPINES
All locations accepting new members.

Sensei Johnny Tenegra and some PAPA members with Master Nobuyuki Watanabe and Sensei Hayato Osawa.

Sensei YOKO OKAMOTO and Sensei CHRIS MULLIGAN with Sensei JOHNNY TENEGRA, President of Pilipinas Aikido Propagation Association (PAPA) and some PAPA Members at PAPA Aikido Dojo in Philippines in 1982.
Master MASANDO SASAKI of Aikido World Headquarters (HOMBU) Tokyo, Japan

Sensei Johnny Tenegra, president of PAPA Aikido, executing Aikido techniques with Master Masando Sasaki of HOMBU, Tokyo, Japan during Aikido practice at PAPA Dojo in 1984.
Master Masando Sasaki
From World Aikido HOMBU, Tokyo, Japan
(Manila, Philippines,1984)
Master Yokota of Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
MASPA Aikido with some Aikido Instructors, Members, and Advisers Colonel M. Rosales, Minister M. Defensor,
and Grand Master J. Chiuten, and some officers (other officers, advisers, and members are not shown in the picture).

Some PAPA Aikido members attending the IAF international congress headed by Senseis R. Soliven, J.C.Hubilla, V. Ayes, C. Cerag, and V. Lim.


Some PAPA Aikido members with the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba during breakfast in Japan headed by Senseis R. Soliven, J.C.Hubilla, V. Ayes, C. Cerag, and V. Lim.

Some PAPA Aikido members attending the IAF international congress headed by Senseis R. Soliven, J.C.Hubilla, V. Ayes, C. Cerag, and V. Lim.

CHIEF INSTRUCTORS

Sensei Roberto Soliven
LEAD CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
ALL LOCATIONS

Sensei Crispin Carag
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
MANILA / CHINATOWN

Sensei Carlos Hubilla
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
QUEZON CITY

Sensei Victor Ayes
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
QUEZON CITY / MAKATI

Sensei Vicente "Vinz" Lim Jr.
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
MANILA / CHINATOWN / PARANAQUE

See other websites:
http://johnnytenegraaikido.webs.com/

http://aikijoaikijotsomartialarts.blogspot.com/

For more info search for:

Johnny Tenegra
Tenegra Aikido
PAPA Aikido USA.