Early Aikikai style… Hiroshi Tada Shihan – Rare Aikido Demonstration (1957)

This is a rare demonstration held at the Self-Defense Ministry in Tokyo’s Ichigaya circa 1957. This section is the performance of Hiroshi Tada Shihan. The film was part of André Nocquet’s private 8 mm collection. Nocquet was the very first foreign live-in student of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba. He spent 3 years living with the Ueshiba family from 1955 to 1957 and trained daily at the Aikikai Dojo…

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