Aikido Journal Home » Encyclopedia » HIRAI, MINORU Aiki News Japan


(March 1903-16 October 1998). B. Okayama Prefecture. Strong background in iaido. Entered Kobukan dojo in 1939 and became General Affairs Director in January 1942. Sent as representative to the DAI NIHON BUTOKUKAI in October 1942. Played major role in name change from AIKI BUDO to aikido. In July 1945 received the rank of HANSHI from the DAI NIHON BUTOKUKAI. Established the KORINDO dojo in Shizuoka in October 1945. In September 1953 he established the KORINDO dojo in Tokyo. In January 1954, combined Shizuoka, Okayama and Tokyo dojos and established the NIHON KORINKAI. Interviewed in Aikido Journal #100.

Related Articles:

  1. Interview with Minoru Hirai

Related Images:

Subscription Required

The images associated with this entry may be viewed by Aikido Journal subscribers. Your subscriptions make possible the continuing development of this reference work. To view the related images please login below or if you are not a member click here to subscribe.

Remember my login information.