Oct
29

Koichi Tohei was an idol! Yoshimitsu Yamada: An insider’s look at Aikikai Hombu Dojo in the late 1950s

The Ueshiba family house was attached to the dojo, and Morihei himself quite often, although irregularly, appeared on the mat. O’Sensei represented the ultimate authority for all of the uchi-deshi. Through his demeanor, he personified all of the qualities a young Japanese used to strive for at the time…

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