Dr. Peter Goldsbury, 6th dan, is one the best known among non-Japanese practitioners of aikido due to his role as President of the International Aikido Federation and his prolific writings on a variety of aikido topics. Aikido Journal was fortunate enough to have him as one of our featured instructors at Aiki Expo 2002 held in Las Vegas, Nevada. He gave a fine demonstration and conducted several classes over the course of the event. This clip captures some of the highlights of Peter’s seminars at the 2002 Expo.
Peter Goldsbury began his aikido journey in 1969 in England. Among his early aikido teachers were Kazuo Chiba and Mitsunari Kanai. Peter relocated to Japan in 1980 to begin a tenure at Hiroshima University and further his aikido training. In 1996, he was elected president of the International Aikido Federation, a post he has held since then. Peter has penned numerous essays on aikido, its history, training, organizations, and Japanese culture, many of which have appeared on aikiweb.com and Aikido Journal. He is presently retired in Hiroshima as a professor emeritus of Hiroshima University, and operates a local aikido dojo while continuing his research and writing activities.
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