Takashi Kushida

Hanshi Kyoichi Inoue

Hanshi Kyoichi Inoue

Misogikan: Dear Inoue Sensei, would you please be so kind to answer some questions for Russian Aikido practitioners?

Misogikan Question (Q.): About when did you begin your practice of Aikido, Sensei?

Hanshi Inoue: I started my Aikido training in 1955.

Q.: Did you practice any kind of martial arts before?

Hanshi Inoue: I had not practiced in any other martial arts professionally, however  I studied Judo, Kendo and Kyudo as a part of a school curriculum.  Then when I was a child I was interested very much in a baseball, in  junior high school and in a high school I practiced  basketball.  I also played role in a drama company as an actor and I won the first prize in a Tokyo children actor’s competition. I also studied a little of bit a tap-dancing because during that time in Japan  tap-dancing and famous tap-dancers were very popular, and I wanted to make Tap-dancing my career. It was also my dream to become a diplomat, so I studied English in an English school. I also liked singing and was a member of a singing ensemble.


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Sensei Takashi Kushida
May 2, 1935 - May 10, 2012

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of  Sensei Takashi Kushida, who died on May 10, 2012 after an extended illness.

The founder of Yoshokai Aikido, Kushida-Sensei was one of the first uchideshi of Gozo Shioda-Sensei — an original student of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei.



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