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YOSHIOKA, SADAO 吉岡貞夫

(c. 1923-19 January 1990). 6th dan Aikikai. Began training in Hawaii in mid-1950s. A pioneer of aikido in Hawaii, Yoshioka opened the Nuuanau YMCA Aikido Club in 1959. He participated in the creation of the INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION in 1976 and was a shihan in the Hawaii Region of the UNITED STATES AIKIDO FEDERATION. Yoshioka established the Hawaii Aikido Federation in 1978 and also taught police recruits in Honolulu for many years.