“Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei, December 2000” by Jun Aikiyama from aikiweb.com

“Koichi Kashiwaya sensei began aikido training in 1969 at Risshou University in Tokyo, Japan. He started training with Koichi Tohei sensei back in 1970. He started teaching in the United States in 1971 at the Seattle Ki Society for four years then later returned in 1977 to found the Rocky Mountain Ki Society in Boulder, Colorado. He was appointed Chief Instructor for Ki Society USA by Tohei sensei in 1983. He now holds an 8th dan in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, an Okuden in Ki Training, a lecturer in teaching for Ki Society International, and is a judge for the International Taigi Competition.”

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