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Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido – 2nd Part

Here is the second part of Chiba Kazuo Sensei writings on his first years as an uchideshi in Hombu Dojo, then as an instructor in England before his return to Japan. This second part includes in fact three episodes relating the long sea trip that was to take him, in 1966, from the port of … Continue reading Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido – 2nd Part

Part II – En route to Great-Britain – No.1

I left the port of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on March 28, 1966, on a six-week voyage across the sea to England. I was the sole passenger in the first-class cabin on board the Al-Sabbiyah (“Little Princess” in Arabic) – a 35,751-ton Kuwaiti oil tanker that was leased to a British company based in Newcastle, … Continue reading Part II – En route to Great-Britain – No.1

Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido

Good morning, everyone, From October 2019, I will publish a series of articles written by Chiba Sensei himself about the story of his life in the world of Aikido. The original text is in English (to be read in the English version of the site) and the French translation has been done by me. A … Continue reading Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido

T. K. Chiba Shihan – A Life in Aikido

T. K. Chiba Shihan passed away on June 5th, 2015, in his house in San Diego, the most southern city of the State of California near the Mexican border, where he had lived since 1981. His demise marked the end of a distinctive idea of Aikido and of the way if not to teach it, … Continue reading T. K. Chiba Shihan – A Life in Aikido