Fukakusa Shihan , Mr.Motohiro Fukakusa, or in Thai name, Mr.Somchai is known as the Father of aikido in Thailand since he was one of the first faculty teaching and demonstrating Aikido, a martial arts; never expected any payment from students. He supported all expenses of places and accessories in practicing aikido as well. He has been in Thailand since 1964 and was a pioneer furthering aikido, which actually has been spread since 1961.
In Addition, he is not only a pioneer but also a leader to deal with a variety of difficulties in order to make aikido stand firm until the Aikido Association of Thailand was established in 1975; all of his students have rights to be members under the Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo , Japan and the International Aikido Federation (IAF) ever since. Furthermore, he sent many students to study aikido more at the Aikido World Headquarters, Japan.
Fukakusa Shihan holds the rank of 8th dan in the position of the president of Aikido Association of Thailand and is appointed by the Aikido World Headquarters to be a caretaker controlling teaching techniques around Southeast Asia.
He has a motto in teaching students that “Discipline and system are sources of unity ; lead into love”. Thus, Fukakusa Shihan is regarded as "the Father of aikido in Thailand".