Our Mission is to reflect the teachings of perhaps the most prominent group of Aikido Shihan (master teachers) living outside Japan today. This group consists of Nobuyoshi Tamura, Yoshimitsu Yamada, Akira Tohei, T.K. Chiba, Mitsunari Kanai, Seiichi Sugano, Yutaka Kurita, Yukio Kawahara and Ichiro Shibata.
These Shihan, most of whom were uchi deshi (live-in disciples) of O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, were in close contact with him during the height of his creative development of Aikido. [continued]
Yukio Kawahara and