Video: Focus on History — “Morihei and the Young Bucks of the Aikikai,” by Stanley Pranin”

Many of the best young instructors were sent abroad during this period as the Aikikai wished to stimulate the development of the art in foreign lands. In addition to the four instructors in the photo who departed, people such as Nobuyoshi Tamura, Seiichi Sugano, Yoshimitsu Yamada, Kazuo Chiba, Katsuaki Asai, and others left the Aikikai Hombu Dojo for foreign countries to spread the art. This resulted in a major depletion of the teaching staff and the continual need for new personnel to replace them..

Click here to view the video about Morihei Ueshiba and the young bucks of the Aikikai

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