Gombei Yamamoto 山本権兵衛

(1852-1933). Admiral and political leader of the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods, and twice prime minister (1913-14, 1923-24). Early patron of Morihei UESHIBA beginning c. 1925. Instrumental in helping Ueshiba establish himself in Tokyo in the mid-1920s. His son, Kiyoshi, trained under Morihei Ueshiba.

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.

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