Sadao Yoshioka 吉岡貞夫

(c. 1923-19 January 1990). 6th dan Aikikai. Began training in Hawaii in mid-1950s. A pioneer of aikido in Hawaii, Yoshioka opened the Nuuanau YMCA Aikido Club in 1959. He participated in the creation of the INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION in 1976 and was a shihan in the Hawaii Region of the UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION. Yoshioka established the Hawaii Aikido Federation in 1978 and also taught police recruits in Honolulu for many years.

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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