Since returning to Japan he has
continued his search for mats. Very recently, Sekiryu kan (the
dojo in the Zen temple in Fukuoka, in which Yamada Sensei's ancestors
are buried) replaced their mats with new ones. The old mats were
offered to Yamada Sensei for Sri Lanka. These mats are now in the
process of being shipped to the country and hopefully the people in
Sri Lanka will receive the mats in a few weeks time.
Yamada sensei demonstrates his unique
style of Aikido on their first Sports Day.