05-02-2013, 01:21 PM
Posted 2013-05-02 09:32:00 by Philip Greenwood
News URL: http://www.greenwoodaikido.com/events/
Koji Yoshida Sensei (7th dan Aikido, 7th dan Aiki Toho Iaido, 6th dan Musoshinden-ryu Iaido) was a personal student of Shoji Nishio Sensei for over 34 years and was designated by Nishio Sensei as his official representative to the U.S., France and Ukraine on Nishio's final visit to the U.S. in 2000. He has continued to evolve Nishio's teachings forward in a logical, elegant and effective manner. Every year we see Nishio's vision grow exponentially in the hands of Yoshida Sensei and this year was no exception. Those who missed this year are missing a major point in the evolution in aikido. Prior to Nishio's passing in 2005, Yoshida promised to travel to the U.S. for 10 years, so there may only be 2 more years to experience this important teacher. Be sure to watch for his next visit to California in 2014.
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