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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...

Yari 槍

Spear. Morihei UESHIBA is said to have trained intensively in the use of the spear during the AYABE period in the early 1920s. He may have had some formal training in this weapon earlier while studying GOTO-HA YAGYU...

Katsuhiro Watanabe

(b. 27 February 1945). 5th dan Aikikai-Kobayashi Dojos. B. Fukushima Prefecture. Kobayashi Dojo Shidoin. Director of Iruma City Aikido Association and instructor at Tanashi City dojo. First taught by Yasuo KOBAYASHI at...

Masatoshi Yasuno

(b. 7 September 1948). 7th dan Aikikai. Aikikai Shihan. B. Kanazawa Prefecture. First practiced aikido as a university student in 1967. Heavily influenced by Seigo YAMAGUCHI. Has traveled to numerous countries...

Yoshiteru Yoshimura

(Dates unknown). Member of the Asahi News dojo who studied under both Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku TAKEDA in Osaka from c. 1933 to 1939. Awarded the KYOJU DAIRI by Sokaku in October 1936 in Osaka.