Tomiki Aikido uses competition to research technical application of aikido principles in a controlled environment that leads to an indispensable and highly- prized. Kenji Tomiki was born on March 15, in Kakunodate, Akita Prefecture. He began to learn under the Morihei Ueshiba in and was also. Hi everyone, I was hoping you could help me out with something: I’ve come across a place very close to me that teaches Tomiki Aikido – From.

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In feudal Japan, it was common practice to only teach martial arts to members of the family. Traditional jujutsu and aikido taken origin in this hybrid art due to their focus on catching an attack early and immobilizing the attacker.

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They also share an emphasis on throws, joint locks and manipulations, pins, timing, and balance to propagate efficient self defense, but also share the use of deadly strikes known as atemi. Eventually, Ueshiba went on to develop the martial art of aikido. It is a graceful and sophisticated Japanese martial art that functions almost purely defensively as it teaches no kicks or punches and has aikidk few aggressive moves.


The central tomiko of Aikido are to learn to defend without vengeance, to forgive your enemies and to harmonize with any attack.

Kenji Tomiki was born on the 15th of March, in Akita Prefecture. His first martial arts training began at the age aikkdo 6, when he took up a bokken wooden Japanese swordand soon after began studying kendo. At the age of 10, he began his training in Judo.

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His skills and dedication to training were such that, after being the captain of the Judo Team at Waseda University in Tokyo, he became an tomiko live-in student of Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo. It was through his association with Kano that Tomiki Sensei came to be acquainted with Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido.

Kano was much impressed by both Ueshiba himself, and by the system of budo that he was formalizing. In fact, he was so impressed that he offered his top Judo student to Ueshiba, urging Ueshiba to take that top Judo student under his wing and teach him the new art form.


That top Judo student was Kenji Tomiki. Tomiki Sensei went along quite willingly, as it was clear that Ueshiba had much knowledge to impart.

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It is roughly equivalent to an 8th degree black belt. Though it is little known outside the martial arts community, Tomiki Sensei was a famous calligrapher.

To this day, his brushworks are much sought after by collectors. Knowing that, one will be less surprised to discover that Tomiki was in Manchuria not as a Professor of Budo or Judo or Athletics, but of Calligraphy.

Kenji Tomiki aikivo the rank of 8th Dan in both Judo and Aikido. History of Tomiki Aikido In feudal Japan, it was common practice to only teach martial arts to members of the family.

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