Yukio Noguchi

(1927-1998). 7th dan Yoshinkan Aikido. B. Kumamoto, Japan. Began study of judo, karate, kendo and sumo at age 16. Twice won Kanto Regional Judo Championships. Early practitioner of YOSHINKAN AIKIDO. Trained early foreign practitioners of Yoshinkan Aikido, particularly U.S. servicemen, at locations such as the Yokosuka Naval Base during the 1950s. Visited Hawaii in 1959 and then relocated there permanently in 1962 where he taught judo and aikido in Honolulu.

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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