Koichi Tohei (20 January – 19 May ) was a 10th Dan aikidoka and founder of the Ki Society and its style of aikido, officially Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. Koichi Tohei (January 20, – May 19, ) was aikido’s first 10th dan and served as Chief Instructor of Hombu Dojo (the Aikido World Headquarters) for. Koichi Tohei Sensei was both my teacher and my father. After our relationship became “teacher and student”, we had to stop thinking of each.

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I made a point of taking him out for a night on the town that evening. When I suggested that, a group of people with pride in their strength gathered right away. Since it often begins from a very small thing, we tend to forget the cause and fall into an unknown slump. Founder of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. It is a fact that some of them cannot even be seen as human beings. Koichi Tohei Sensei scolded me about my attitude of not believing what I could not see, tobei not only about yellow lights.

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That baptism occurred soon after I arrived in Hawaii. Over 1, people from around the World attended the ceremony to say their last goodbye. To my surprise, I found that in that state people who could always throw me before were completely unable to do so! As a result, he was able to recover. Daily training in the dojo can koichj very helpful for this. The Hawaiians were pretty frank in expressing their first impressions of me.

It is merely a skill. I found myself not respecting the state of others mind. His son Kisshomaru Ueshiba koivhi the title of Doshu. This tells you not to have a fighting mind, but it does not refuse competing.


Facing with our full attention. Interview, July 11th, When this happens, they might not be able to overcome difficulties. There are some who are unable to react tohej other people take an action, and this habit may cause them to freeze in emergencies.

The first film was shot in at the old Aikikai Hombu Dojo. For instance, I have found that, in recent years, more students freeze when they face something which they have not been expecting. I would like to share the importance of greeting to our members in the world. Your email address will not be published. I think he recognized and accepted me. It takes about 4 hours if you stay at Yose from the beginning to the end.

Everyone does their best, but since it is a competition, there is a ranking. He recognized that he was a part of the Universe and that the Universe was him. Our explanation of the principle of non-competition in aikido was well received and seemed to find sympathy in the audience.

There he understood, under enemy fire, the importance of calming one’s mind in the One Point in the lower abdomen “seika no itten”.

Koichi Tohei : Shinshin Toitsu Aikido

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, despite the fact that he himself was very relaxed, he told his students to do sharp, powerful techniques. He skips practice and comes back stronger than ever!

April 07, in Regular Topics Permalink. There have been other critics of O-Sensei that have GENTLY debunked some of the myths surrounding him and his teaching style, if for no other reason than they knew it would impact their own dignity and reputation to attack their teacher and leader.

This forced Tohei to take a year off. Touei would give others unnecessary nervousness.

Interview with Koichi Tohei, by Stanley Pranin

The more support that we get the more interesting new content we can get out there! When I drove for only a short time, it was easy to keep calm. During the demonstration I did a technique in which I swept Chiba off his feet with a jo. This kind of misunderstanding will have grave consequences for the future. In the beginning I had no idea what was going on. It took me only half a year to be able to achieve that toheo of ability, so I think taking five or ten years is too slow.


I was 10 years old when I decided to try it. Extracted from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia: He was advised by his doctor to take a leave of absence tphei one year from school and ordered to bed rest. Osawa and Kisshomaru viewed what I was doing as something removed from aikido. The second film shows a special demonstration by O-Sensei commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Johoku Branch dojo in I asked permission to enroll immediately and began going to the dojo every day from the following morning.

Many people misunderstand that a response is same as a greeting.

Koichi Tohei: Aikido Comes to Hawaii

After recovering from pleurisy he returned to judo, but Tohei wanted more than just physical training and did not think that judo was the right art for him to practise, although he did continue studying judo until he started aikido.

February 10, in Regular Topics Permalink. There were some who agreed with Tohei’s approach, but Tohei’s actions were not welcomed by Kisshomaru and most of the senior instructors. In any case, my specialty was Aikido.