Barbara Yates

(b. 1946). 3rd dan Aikikai. University of Iowa, J. D. Instructor in American Literature Department of Daito Bunka University. First taught by Jeff Fox in 1971. Has practiced in Japan since 1977 initially with Michio HIKITSUCHI and subsequently with Yasuo KOBAYASHI. Women’s Aikido no Kai, c/o Fujicho 6-5-20, Hoya-shi, Tokyo 202 Japan (0424)67-3809.

Josh Gold

I am Executive Editor of Aikido Journal and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo. I began my aikido journey in 1991 under Haruo Matsuoka and am honored to have been his direct disciple for the last 27 years.

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