Shunichiro Koyanagi was born in Tokyo on 16 January 1971.
He started his aikido career when he entered Kobayashi dojos at the age of 13.
He has trained under Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan Then, whilst a university student, he gained his first experience as an aikido instructor, assisting with childrens classes.
After graduating from Toyo University with a degree in Indian Philosophy he worked as an optician for two years before leaving to become an uchideshi at Tokorozawa dojo in 1996.
Now one of Kobayashi dojo's professional instructors, Koyanagi sensei has taught Aikido in Poland, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Hungary, Finland, Sweden and the United States, and he is currently the resident instructor at Fuchu dojo in Tokyo.
He enjoys cycling and playing tennis in his free time.