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Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 4

Aiki News 117

Yukiyoshi Sagawa and Kimura Tatsuo on the cover of Aiki News 117 – the Yukiyoshi Sagawa memorial issue I also applied techniques to Mr. Pranin when he was collecting materials for a memorial issue on Sagawa Shihan for Aiki News 117. His impression at the time was, “When I tested the small, stubborn 50-year-old Kimura … Continue reading Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 4 »

Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 3

Tatsuo Kimura and Seigo Yamaguchi in Karuizawa, 1968

Tatsuo Kimura and Seigo Yamaguchi in Karuizawa, 1968 “That was how I entered the University of Tokyo and became a formal student of Seigo Yamaguchi Sensei beginning Aikido practice at Ikenoue located next to the Komaba-Todai-mae train station. During that time, I was often with Yamaguchi Sensei all day. He would many times say that … Continue reading Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 3 »

Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 2

Tatsuo Kimura Sensei Instructing

Tatsuo Kimura Sensei Instructing “Sagawa Sensei entered the world of Aiki when he was 17 years old. However, his younger brother Hiroshi Sagawa, said, ‘My brother could throw anyone when he was 17 years old, but it was after he became 50 that he reached Takeda Sensei’s level where the hands of his opponent no … Continue reading Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 2 »

Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 1

Hiroshi Sagawa and Tatsuo Kimura

10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura and Hiroshi Sagawa, Yukiyoshi Sagawa Sohan’s younger brother “There are those who say that Morihei Ueshiba operated on a different dimension, but since I came to Japan two months after he died, I couldn’t experience Ueshiba Sensei’s technique personally. But I am glad to know that Aiki truly exists.” – Aikido … Continue reading Interview with Hiroshi Sagawa and 10th Gen Shihan Tatsuo Kimura – Part 1 »

Yukiyoshi Sagawa’s Aiki, a true portrait of Transparent Power – Interview with Tatsuo Kimura Part 2

Yukiyoshi Sagawa demonstrates Aiki-age

Yukiyoshi Sagawa demonstrates Aiki-age on Tatsuo Kimura while on a train in 1987 Yukiyoshi Sagawa was a contemporary of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and a fellow student under Daito-ryu Chuku-no-so Sokaku Takeda. He often accompanied Takeda Sensei in his travels around Japan, and received his Kyoju Dairi (assistant instructor’s license) from Sokaku Takeda in 1932 … Continue reading Yukiyoshi Sagawa’s Aiki, a true portrait of Transparent Power – Interview with Tatsuo Kimura Part 2 »