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Beard of Chuck Norris
11-06-2007, 01:50 PM
Michio Hikitsuchi was born near Shingu, Japan, in 1923 and passed away in February of 2004. At nine years old he began kendo and later also ken-jutsu, ju-jutsu, bojutsu and karate. When he was fourteen years old, he met Ueshiba Morihei O'Sensei for the first time. At that time there was an age requirement for studying budo with O'Sensei, but they made an exception for Hikitsuchi.

Hikitsuchi Sensei received his 10th dan in 1969, three months before O'Sensei passed away.

Video 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhChAuk9rZM)
Video 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOlUaC6Amzw)
Video 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTCW6RoguH8)
Video 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UqinBcMRy0)

Stumbled upon these videos looking for some other aikido videos! If they've been posted here before, sorry! I like 'em!


Peace and love


Marc Abrams
11-06-2007, 03:12 PM
Simply a true joy to watch!

Thanks for posting the links!

Marc Abrams

Dennis Hooker
11-07-2007, 12:17 PM
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of O-Sensei passing Hikitsuchi Sensei did a demonstration at the University of Chicago. I had the pleasure of being one of the uke. There was a news crew there but I would have no idea how to find out if film is now available.

Ron Tisdale
11-07-2007, 01:47 PM
Wow, Dennis, what was that like? I've heard really good things about H sensei...can you describe one attack and one throw (if you remember)?


12-29-2007, 05:42 PM
Well friends,
I am a german desciple of HKITSUCHI sensei and would like to wish everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR from Yokohama.
PS.Does anybody know about ANNO senseis health?Anno was the one chosen from a bunch of people to follow Hikitsuchi as the next master at KUMANO JUKU DOJO at SHINGU,WAKAYAMA...

Best Wishes for 2008

Matthias K.kroll