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Hiroshi Tada

Hiroshi Tada was born on December 13th, 1929 and is the only living 9th Dan Aikido Aikikai holder. He entered…

koichi tohei

Koichi Tohei

Koichi Tohei (20 January 1920 – 19 May 2011) was a first one to be promoted to a 10 Dan…

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Masatake Fujita

Masatake Fujita (April 21, 1937 – May 28, 2014) – 8 Dan Aikido Aikikai. Was born in a town with…

katsuaki asai

Katsuaki Asai

Katsuaki Asai was learning aikido under the guidance of the Morihei Ueshiba himself. He was born on 18 February 1942…

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Seishiro Endo

Seishiro Endo was born on September 6, 1942, in the Saku city, Nagano prefecture. He is an 8 Dan Aikido…