“Shinshin Toitsu Aikido for Children,” by Shinichi Tohei

“I began training Shinshin Toitsu Aikido when I was two years old. Although I do not remember much about the training when I was two, I do remember very well that I have been taught by Koichi Tohei Sensei the way of holding Bokken since the days of my earliest recollection.

When I was a young child, I did not think about the purpose of training, but now I think that it was meaningful for me to have trained since early childhood.”

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  1. …interesting. the rift between Hombu and Tohei sensei occurred about when i started training. the net effect is the only thing i know about weapons in Tohei sensei’s style is this and a diagram of the 21 count kata in “Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere”. never could get the count right. i either end up over or under depending on how i count… 😉

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