JAA

See JAPAN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION.

JAA (USA)

American affiliate of the JAPAN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION, TOMIKI AIKIDO governing body, formed in 1989 at the initiative of Robert DZIUBLA (Los Angeles, California). Includes representatives from most Tomiki dojos in the U. S. Current Chairmen of the Board, Seiji TANAKA (Denver, Colorado) and Dr. Yoji KONDO (Columbia, Maryland). JAA (USA) Inc. , c/o Robert Dziubla, […]

Mitsunari Kanai 金井満成

(b. 1939-28 March 2004). 8th dan Aikikai. B. in Manchuria. Aikikai Shihan. An UCHIDESHI at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO from c. 1959 to 1966. Dispatched to Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1966. Active as a shihan and technical director in the Eastern Region of the UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION. Joint sponsor of a large summer camp […]

Jose Garrido

(b. 1955). Kyoju Dairi, Nihon Goshin Aikido; 1st dan Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu-Kodokai, 1982 [rank authenticated]. First taught by Richard Bowe in New Jersey, USA in 1965. Holder of rankings from various jujutsu organizations. Recipient of three Presidential Sports Awards, a Certificate of Honor from Federation of Practicing Jujutsuans, and member of the Order of Kentucky Colonels. […]

Greslé, Jean

(b. 1937). 3rd dan FFAAA [rank authenticated] and FFKA. Aikido instructor in Gretz-Armainvilliers, France. Trained under André NOCQUET, Mutsuro NAKAZONO, Kisshomaru UESHIBA, Morihei UESHIBA (1965 to April 1969) and Itsuo TSUDO. First practiced YOSEIKAN AIKIDO and received 1st dan in 1961. Diplôme d’Etat de Professeur d’Aikido. Technical adviser to the FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE KI ET […]

Chuko No So 中興の祖

Reviver. Title used to refer to Sokaku TAKEDA in his capacity as reviver of the Aizu martial tradition and its spread outside the clan.

AYC

See AIKIDO YOSHINKAI CANADA.

CAT

See CERCLE D’AIKIDO TRADITIONNEL.

CERA

See CERCLE D’

Alister Thomson

(b. 12 April 1951). 5th dan Yoshinkan Aikido. Management consultant. Began training in 1974 in Toronto, Canada. Taught until 1985 by Takeshi KIMEDA and Takashi KUSHIDA. Then trained at the YOSHINKAN AIKIDO Hombu Dojo in Tokyo (1985-87). Graduate of a nine-month Yoshinkan instructor’s course in 1986. Instructor and co-founder of Halton Hills Yoshinkan Aikido Association. […]