|Andrea Lembo,began studying judo in 1966 in Rome,Italy. From 1974 to 1977 I joned with sports group FFOO of the Italian Police and became referee in competitions. In 1976 I met Elena Gabrielli sensei, now 6 dan Aikikai, in Rome and I started practicing Aikido. I partecipated in about 700 aikido seminars around the world with senseis Tata Hiroshi,Kawamukai Kishomaru and Moriteru Ueshiba Doshus, Hosokawa, Tamura, Kanai, Yamada, Chiba, Fujimoto, Tissier, Gottard, Asai, Masatomi and Hiroshi Ikeda, Fujita and many more. After my first encounter with Corallini shihan and Saito shihan I chose my aikido school and since then I followed seminars with Iwama style sensei\\\'s Corallini shihan, De Compadri, Baumgartner, Witt shihan, H. Saito, Hiroshi Nemoto, Hirosawa,Tittarelli,Ulf Evenas shihan, Aviotti, Toutain,Weisgard, Hisoyama shihan,Inagaki, ect. .. Now i am member of TAA and my dojo is in Rome Italy. I practice aikido only for the joy it makes me feel.