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SHIODA, GOZO 塩田剛三

(9 September 1915-17 July 1994). Also Takeshi. B. Tokyo. Founder of YOSHINKAN AIKIDO. Graduate of Takushoku University. Studied judo and kendo as a youth. Entered the KOBUKAN DOJO in 1932 where he studied for eight years under Morihei UESHIBA through 1941. Following a brief period of training in IWAMA after the war, Shioda established Yoshinkan Aikido in 1955 and opened a dojo in Tsukudo Hachiman with the financial backing of a number of prominent people. He contributed greatly to the revival of aikido in postwar Japan. Shioda stated that the aikido he teaches is a faithful rendering of the prewar AIKI BUDO techniques of the founder when he was at his technical peak. He launched the INTERNATIONAL YOSHINKAI AIKIDO FEDERATION in 1990. Author of numerous books in Japanese and English. Shioda appeared in FRIENDSHIP DEMONSTRATION II in 1986. Interviewed AN#53. See Pictorial p. 102. Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo, Kami Ochiai 2-28-8, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 161 Japan (03)368-5556.

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