In Memoriam: Rinjiro Shirata, 1912-1993

On May 29, 1993, the aikido world lost one of its most prominent shihan, Rinjiro Shirata, 9th dan. Shirata Sensei was among the most respected of present-day aikido teachers and was widely-known abroad through the book Aikido: The Way of Harmony by John Stevens, which featured his techniques.

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