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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...

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...

Yusai 幽斉

An informal method of prayer practiced within the context of the OMOTO RELIGION. Morihei UESHIBA is said to have extensively trained in yusai during the AYABE period.