Hiroshi Tada 多田宏

(b. 1929). 9th dan Aikikai. B. Nagasaki Prefecture. Aikikai Shihan. Graduate in law from Waseda University in 1952. Tada was a member of the karate club at Waseda University. He began training at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO on 4 March 1950 and became an instructor at the Aikikai in 1954. He was promoted to 6th dan in 1957. Tada was dispatched to Rome, Italy in October 1964 and subsequently established a dojo in 1966. He was promoted to 8th dan in 1969 and returned to Japan in 1971. Tada developed a system of breathing and meditative exercises to supplement aikido training called Ki no Renma (Cultivation of Ki). He taught at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO on Thursday evenings for many years. Jiyugaoka Dojo, Takeuchi Dojo, 1-9-3 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo-to 152 Japan (03)717-1275 Gessoji Dojo, 1-11-26 Honmachi, Kichijoji, Musashino-shi, Tokyo-to 180 Japan (0422)21-7100.

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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