Part 3 – The Early Years in England No.1

My arrival at Heathrow Airport in London on May 5, 1966, signaled the end of my six-week journey. However, the troubles associated with that journey were not over yet, as I quickly encountered problems concerning my immigration status. After my luggage had been thoroughly turned inside-out, I was removed to a separate room to be … Continue reading Part 3 – The Early Years in England No.1

Part 2 – En route to England, No. 3

As the island of Singapore came into view off the starboard deck of the Al-Sabbiyah, the climate of the Indian Ocean became unbearably hot and humid. The most comfortable spot I could find outside of my cabin was on the bow of the ship, where the rain of moisture from the surge of the waves … Continue reading Part 2 – En route to England, No. 3

Part 2 – En route to England, No. 2

The temperature rose rapidly with each passing day as the Al-Sabbiyah continued southward. Soon after we entered the South China Sea, the heat became so intense that the crew was compelled to turn on the air conditioning in the cabin. The view from the deck showed nothing but a vast, boundless ocean below a sky … Continue reading Part 2 – En route to England, No. 2

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

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