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OTA, KENJI おおたけんじ

(b. 14 May 1923). Instructor of aikido, judo and ballroom dancing. Long-time teacher of judo and dancing and a recipient of numerous awards in both fields. Began training in aikido in 1964 at Los Angeles Aikikai. Primary aikido instruction received from Koichi TOHEI. Taught aikido at Cal Poly State College and University of Santa Barbara. Released a series of six videos entitled Mastering Aikido through Panther Productions. Operates an aikido-judo dojo and Cotillon Dance Club with his wife Miye. Aikido with Ki, 255 Magnolia, Goleta, CA 93117 USA 967-3103.