“Ki — Separate and Indestructible,” by Jon Shirota from Black Belt magazine

“When Sadaharu Oh, the idolized home run king of Japanese baseball, went into a slump last year, he sought the help of fellow countryman Koichi Tohei. After only a few brief lessons, Oh’s batting average improved dramatically and he began blasting balls over the outfield fence with his old consistency and flourish.”

In November 1973, Black Belt magazine published an article written by Jon Shirota titled “Ki — Separate and Indestructible.” For those interested in learning about the teaching methodology and thinking of Koichi Tohei Sensei at this point in time, this article provides an excellent introduction.

Click here to read the entire blog on Koichi Tohei Resources, an adjunct website of Aikido Journal.


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