History of the dojo
Master Masamichi Noro, disciple of Master Morihei Ueshiba (boarding student - uchi deshi), is a pioneer of Aikido. Master Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, sent him as Official Delegate of Aikido for Europe and Africa. He arrived in the south of France on September 3, 1961. The dojo de Nîmes (Judo Club du Gard) was one of his first destinations (September 22, 1961); the Aikido section, created in 1956, developed according to his teaching as well as that of other Masters and Experts (Tadashi Abe, André Nocquet, Masahiro Nakazano, Nobuyoshi Tamura ... etc ...). Subsequently, the Nîmois Center for Martial Arts (CNAM) was created by J. and P. Villaret always students of Masamichi Noro. They were the first teachers of Hubert Thomas and they allowed him to meet Masamichi Noro as a teenager. The creation of the Soaxia Dojo followed the existence of the CNAM.