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Aiki Expo

The Aiki Expo events were major aikido seminars sponsored by Aikido Journal and conceived and organized by Stanley Pranin that gathered together many high-ranking teachers from Aikido, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, classical...

Aiuchi 合打

Mutual strike or cut. Sword term used to describe the circumstance where two swordsmen strike each other simultaneously. In AIKI KEN terminology, often used in contradistinction to AINUKE where neither swordsman can...

William Witt

(b. c. 1938). 7th dan, 2001, Aikikai Shihan, 2002 [rank authenticated]. Engineer. Began practice in 1967 at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO. Has lived in Japan on several occasions beginning 1967. Spent one year as an UCHIDESHI...

Eddy Wolput

(b. 1948). 7th dan Tomiki Aikido – JAA. Banker. First taught by Tony Thielemans, a former student of Aritoshi MURASHIGE, in 1971. Promoted to 1st dan by Hirokazu KOBAYASHI in 1974. Visited Japan in 1976 and...

Tsutomu Yukawa 湯川勉

(1911-13 July 1942). B. Gobo, Wakayama Prefecture. Became UCHIDESHI at KOBUKAN DOJO c. 1931 upon graduation from middle school. Married to a niece of Morihei UESHIBA and a favorite student of the Founder. Later taught...