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 […]

Hoken Inoue 井上方軒

See Noriaki INOUE.

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 […]

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. […]

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.







Christian Tissier

(b. 7 February 1951). 7th dan Aikikai and FFAAA. Began aikido as a child in France. Went to Japan at age 18 and stayed for seven years. Influenced technically primarily by Mitsugi SAOTOME, Seigo YAMAGUCHI and Kisshomaru UESHIBA. Returned to France c. 1976 and established a large following of several thousand students. Organizationally part of […]