Jugensoku translates as “gentle principles", and was developed by John Sabo Sensei.
John Sabo Sensei (pronounced 'Say'-'bo') began his martial arts training in Kempo Karate in the early 1960s and his Aikido studies at San Diego City College under Dick Kadalubowski Sensei and John Damien Sensei in 1974.
Sabo Sensei has a strong background in Ueshiba Aikido, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, and numerous other Aikido styles. He is a member of Mira Mesa Aikikai, which is a part of the greater Ki Society under Koichi Tohei Sensei. Currently, Sabo Sensei is the instructor of Aikido Jugensoku of San Diego.
John Sabo Sensei Aikido Timeline
1970 -- Began Kenpo study, NY
1974 – Began Aikido study City College Aikikai - San Diego, CA
1977 – Meets John Damian Sensei
1978 – Shodan, Meets Jon Takagi Sensei, AR Aikikai •1984 – Est. Ki In Your Life Aikido Kiatsu
1985 – Uke for Steven Seagal Sensei, Sunset Cliffs Dojo
1990 – Est. Jugensoku Aikido
1991 – Invited to Pikes Peak Aikikai •1992, 93, 95, 96 – Visits Aikidokai San Shin Kan
2000 Meets Isoyama Hiroshi Shihan - Los Angeles, CA
2007 6th Dan, Visits Center for Aikido Studies – Colorado Springs, CO
2008, 09, 10, 12 Visits Center for Aikido Studies – Colorado Springs, CO