Aug
21

Student of both Morihei and Sokaku! “Takuma Hisa, the bridge between Daito-ryu and Aiki Budo,” by Stanley Pranin

Back in April 1979, I met a slight old man who had suffered a stroke and spoke in a halting, somewhat slurred voice. I am embarrassed to say that I can’t remember the circumstances of my introduction to old gentleman. I think I was told that he was an important person in the early history of aikido. I didn’t know anything about him really when I went to visit him at his home in Nakano Ward in Tokyo. The man’s name was Hisa Takuma…

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