Video: Hiroshi Tada, 9th dan, at the 2004 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration

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Hiroshi Tada Sensei is one of the last of the early postwar generation of Aikikai instructors. He began training at the Hombu Dojo in 1950 while still a Waseda University student. Tada Sensei spent eight years instructing in Italy starting in 1964. He has also traveled extensively, especially in Europe, to teach aikido. Tada Sensei returns to Italy at frequent intervals to conduct seminars.

Following his return to Japan, Tada Sensei taught at the Hombu Dojo for a period of some 30 years, being one of the mainstays of the Aikikai instructors staff. He remains active teaching at several private dojos in the Tokyo area.

Tada Sensei has always embraced a healthy lifestyle and moves like a young man despite his age of 82 years. In this demonstration, you will see him perform at age 75. His aikido is alive with ki, and unlike any other teacher you will ever see. Careful viewing of his techniques will be an eye-opening experience for the astute student of the art.

Duration: 7:44
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  1. Charles Warren says:


  2. Samuel Coe says:

    Very nice to see some ‘warm up’ exercises and tai no henko variations. Thank you.

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