“The individual charged with carrying forth the true Aikido is 9th dan Chief Instructor Koichi Tohei. However, the Founder’s successor, (his son) Kisshomaru, has been designated to carry on the tradition. Tohei is from a well-to-do family of Tochigi Prefecture and joined the Ueshiba Dojo as youth. He went to Hawaii as a 5th dan where he opened a dojo and has taught Aikido to several thousand Hawaiians.”
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