Interview with Kyoichi Inoue, Katsuyuki Kondo, and Kenji Ushiro at Aiki Expo 2002

On the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, three of the Japanese teachers invited to instruct at Aiki Expo 2002—Kyoichi Inoue (aikido), Katsuyuki Kondo (Daito-ryu) and Kenji Ushiro (karate-do)—joined Aikido Journal’s Stanley Pranin and Ikuko Kimura for a group discussion. Topics ranged from the question “What is required of instructors today to ensure the correct preservation of Japanese budo?” to the potential for the “fusion energy” generated by interaction among high-level instructors to bring significant change to the future budo world.

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