Tsutomu Chida

Misogikan Dojo is a member of Renshinkai Aikido.

Renshinkai Aikido is under the auspices of 8th-dan Tsutomu Chida-Shihan, a top uchideshi of the late founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Gozo Shioda-Sensei. Chida-Shihan is working hard to guide the next generation of leaders and teachers by instilling in them the techniques and spirit that he inherited from Gozo Shioda-Sensei.

Chida-Shihan was an uchideshi of Gozo Shioda-Sensei from 1971 and has had the longest career at the Yoshinkan Aikido Honbu. Even after the passing of Gozo Shioda-Sensei in 1994, Chida-Shihan continued his support for 13 years until December of 2007 when he retired from the Yoshinkan Honbu. Later in April of 2008, it came about that he decided to move on from the Yoshinkan organization and established the Renshinkai.

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Sensei Tsutomu Chida Seminar in Moscow. 2012-05-20

We meet Chida Sensei at Sheremetyevo Airport on 17th May 2012 and this visit for the first time he travelled alone without an assistant took the Aerostar Express to the center of town and settled Sensei into our friends apartment where we enjoyed a meal and chatted about the seminar and things in general, the next day was a rest day for Sensei after his long travel from Japan.

Saturday 19th saw the first day of the seminar and both Sensei and I were delighted to see many students of Aikido from different parts of Russia including Kamchatka, Vladivostok, Saratov, Balakovо, St.Petersburg and students from other schools in Moscow.

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In the Gallery of our Web-Site published some photos from the Aikido Renshinkai Seminar with Tsutomu Chida Sensei took place 19-20.05.1012 in Moscow, Russia.


Sensei Tsutomu Chida Seminar in Moscow

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Chida Tsutomu at the Yoshinkan honbu throwing Ito Kenji (5th dan), February 2007
Chida Tsutomu at the Yoshinkan honbu throwing Ito Kenji (5th dan), February 2007


Chida Tsutomu (千田務)was born Oct.4th 1950, and is an 8th dan Shihan and the chief instructor of Aikido Renshinkai, an off-shoot of Yoshinkan aikido. A direct student of founder Shioda Gozo, he studied with Shioda for 25 years from 1969 until Shioda’s death in 1994. Following Shioda's death, Chida continued to serve at the Yoshinkan honbu dojo and was appointed dojocho in 2002. Chida is one of Shioda Gozo's top disciples and a living legend of Yoshinkan aikido. He quickly became one of the most respected and sought after Yoshinkan instructors, and regularly taught seminars overseas to promote Yoshinkan aikido.

Chida resigned from the honbu dojo effective December 2007 shortly after a series of events following the resignation of former headmaster Inoue Kyoichi. Not long after his resignation from Yoshinkan, Chida established Aikido Renshinkai as an independent organization in March 2008.


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Chida Tsutomu Shihan


The Renshinkai Misogikan Dojo is proud to announce the visit to Moscow of Soke Chida 8th dan, head of the Renshinkai organization.

Chida Sensei is known throughout the world for his dynamic Yoshinkan Aikido, Chida Sensei has spent the longest time at the Honbu Dojo of Yoshinkan as Uchi-Deshi of the late great Gozo Shioda and later after Gozo Shioda’s passing as Dojocho.

Chida Sensei will arrive in the end of September and will stay here during the first week of October 2008

There will be a two day open seminar on 4th and 5th October and workshops in the Misogikan Honbu Dojo.

This invitation to the seminar is open to all styles and ranks of Aikido with the main theme of the seminar being the true spirit of Aikido Love, Harmony and Friendship.

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I would like to thank all who supported our weekend seminar at our honbu dojo on 12th and 13th of this month and offer my congratulations to the five people who passed their examinations it was great to see our friends from Kraznogorsk and Saratov.

It is now confirmed that Chida Sensei will conduct a Seminar here in Moscow. Seminar dates are 19th - 20th May 2012. Full details of the seminar will be published soon and I hope that all students related to Misogikan-Renshinkai will support this very important seminar.

David Eayrs


Chida Tsutomu Sensei (8th dan Aikido, Aikido Renshinkai style Soke) with Saburo Takashima Sensei (5th dan Aikido) are visited Far East of Russia (Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cities) from April 29th till May 4th 2009.

Chida Sensei conducted the seminar and a demonstration in Seishinkan Dojo (Far East Branch of Renshinkai Misogikan school).

Some students of Seishinkan Dojo are passed the attestation during the seminar.

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As many of you know there have been many changes in the structure and leadership of the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo in Japan.

This started with the resignation of the then Kancho of Yoshinkan Inoue Hanshi 9th dan and later with the resignation of Chida Sensei 8th dan.

These events caused much dismay and stress to many people world wide including myself . I have always had the greatest of respect for both of these Sensei’s whom I consider to be two of the greatest Sensei’s in the world.

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