Katsumi Yonezawa 米沢克巳

(6 May 1937). B. Hokkaido. 7th dan Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu-Kodokai. Junior high school teacher. Fluent in English. First taught by Kodo HORIKAWA. Has traveled to the U. S. , Mexico and Canada teaching Daito-ryu since the early 1970s and is one of the main persons responsible for the dissemination of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai in North America. Yonezawa has awarded a considerable number of HIDEN MOKUROKU transmission scrolls to American students of Daito-ryu. Began a teaching sabbatical to West Germany in 1988. Mr. Katsumi Yonezawa, 2-35-16 Hakuchodai, Muroran, Hokkaido Japan (0143)59-5438, (01427)5-3277.

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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