Video: Koichi Tohei, 10th dan: “Pioneer of Aikido in the USA”

This undated photo of Tohei Sensei was probably taken about 1967 during one of his instructional tours of the USA. Notable are his powerful physique and massive forearms. Koichi Tohei Sensei was one of the first Aikikai shihan to disseminate aikido in the USA. His first trip abroad was to Hawaii in 1953 where he remained for a year. He set up a large network of dojos in the islands, and visited made other times subsequently…

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