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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...

Jack Wada

5th dan Aikikai. Began training c. 1969. Taught by Michio HIKITSUCHI in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture in early 1970s. Also an instructor of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Presently operates a dojo in San Jose, California...

John Waite

(b. March 30, 1931). 6th dan Tomiki Aikido, 1983-JAA; 5th dan judo. School teacher. Began aikido in 1959 under Senta YAMADA at the London Judo Society. Founder member of the BRITIH AIKIDO ASSOCIATION, and National Coach...

Wakasensei 若先生

Young teacher; commonly refers to the son of a master of any art before he becomes the successor. In the aikido world, the first wakasensei was Kiyoshi NAKAKURA (Morihiro Ueshiba) who became the adopted son of Morihei...