Interview with Robert Kubo

Tohei Sensei first came to Hawaii in 1953 under the auspices of the Nishi Kai health group. His first classes took place on the lawn of a teahouse and it was from these roots that aikido first grew outside Japan. When Tohei Sensei left Japan he went through a ceremony as if he were leaving on a suicide mission. He was a man of such powerful conviction that to him failure would be almost worthy of seppuku.

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