Kenji Shimizu is one of the last direct students of the Morihei Ueshiba. After the death of the founder made his own own schoold of the aikido named Tendoryu. He was holding a 7th dan in aikido at that time.
Not much of the people, who had a chance to learn under O-Sensei himself, are still with us these days. They are in demand even much more then it’s physically possible to a young man, not an old one which they are. Yasunari Kitaura is one of this small count and he still there to teach what he learned through his life. (more…)
Miyamoto Musashi (1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezo, was an expert Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became reknowned through stories of his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels. He was the founder of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.
A trick and a little presentation of how American Ki-Society aikido looks like and goes so far with Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei.