Fluid and athletic! Masamichi Noro of Kinomichi demonstrates Jo Kata in late 1970s

This is a splendid jo demonstration by Masamichi Noro Sensei, the founder of Kinomichi, taken in the late 1970s. His movements are fluid, athletic, and unlike anything you may have seen. The influence of Noro Sensei’s exposure to dance is readily evident. Masamichi Noro entered the Aikikai Hombu Dojo as an uchideshi in 1955. He was dispatched to France in 1961 as a 5th dan rising to 6th dan in 1963. Noro Sensei later separated from the Aikikai Hombu organization. In 1979 established Kinomichi (The Way of Ki), which consists of aiki-like movements done in a slow-motion manner…

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