It is well known that the Aikido technical repertoire was severly reduced and simplified as it was packaged for disemination to the world folloing World War II. As a result, both inside and outside of Aikido, people began to doubt the effectiveness of Aikido as a real martial art. Shoji Nishio Sensei shared this concern.
Nishio Sensei was highly ranked not only in Aikido (8th dan), but in judo, karate, iaido & jodo. As a brilliant technician and visionary, he incorporated elements of all these arts into his innovative approach to Aikido. The result stays true to both the vision of O-Sensei, as well as the martial nature of Aikido.
Nishio Sensei began training with O-Sensei in 1951 and taught for more than five decades. On his final trip to the U.S., Nishio Sensei publicly announced Koji Yoshida to be his official representative to the United States. In 2004, Nishio Sensei published his first and only book entitled: Yurusu Budo (“Budo of Acceptance”). In early 2005, he passed away leaving a rich legacy to the budo world.
You are invited to join Koji Yoshida, Shihan (7th dan Aikido, 7th dan Aikido Toho Iai) for this years 2-day seminar on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica High School
Wrestling Room (2nd Floor of North Gym)
601 Pico Bl., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sat. April, 27
Iadio 9am - 12noon
Aikido 1pm - 4pm
Sun. April, 28
Aikido 9am - 12noon
Iadio 1pm - 4pm
Iadio Testing 4pm - 5pm