Category - Encyclopedia

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...

Kiyoshi Watatani

Martial arts historian. Co-author of the massive reference work Bugei Ryuha Daijiten (Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Schools). This Japanese-language work, published in 1978, contains a record of most of those persons...

Rolf Zuberbuhler

(b. 1948). Printer. Began training in 1964 at the Nippon Zurich Dojo. President of the Zurich Aikikai beginning 1985. Aikikai of Zurich, Hardturmstr. 76, Zurich, CH-8004 Switzerland.

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...