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IWATA, IKKUSAI 岩田一空斎

(1909-1 January 2003). Also Hajime and Kinya. 9th dan Aikikai. B. Aichi Prefecture. Graduate of Waseda University. One of the oldest active practitioners of aikido, he started his training in 1930 at the Mejiro Dojo of Morihei UESHIBA. Taught aikido in Shanghai, China before and during World War II. Received medal from Nihon Budo Kyogikai for his contribution to martial arts. See Pictorial p. 50. Ichinomiya Shibu Dojo, Mabiki 2270, Yamato-cho, Ichinomiya, Aichi-ken 491 Japan (0586)45-7278.