Haruo Matsuoka Sensei conducted an Aikido Seminar in Brazil on July 12. Matsuoka Sensei has over 25 years of experience training in Aikido. For more than 20 years, he was one of the highest ranking students of Shihan Steven Seagal. He is featured in the July 2003 issue of Black Belt Magazine. He has developed his own Aikido Doshinokai system with the blessing of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and the Hombu Dojo in Japan. Matsuoka Sensei is kneeling in the front row, fifth from the left. His host Garry Howard Sensei of the American Aikido Institute of Brazil is kneeling sixth from the left.