Recommended viewing: “Vintage film clip of Koichi Tohei Sensei from 1967!

“Available for you all in our archives is a rare clip of Koichi Tohei Sensei in his prime. This footage was shot in Florida in 1967 during one of his early visits to the mainland USA. A very young Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei of the New York Aikikai is seen taking ukemi for Tohei Sensei. The latter demonstrates the basic techniques required for examination purposes in those days. There is also a spectacular jo demonstration the likes of which many younger aikidoka have never seen!

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  1. Ethan Weisgard says:

    This is great footage. Amazing jo work!

    In aiki,

    Ethan Weisgard

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