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A big debt of
gratitude goes out to Mr. Steven Miranda and Kiyoyuki Terada Hanshi for providing the information below.
(On Monday, July 13, 2009 Terada Kiyoyuki
Hanshi, 10th dan, Yoshinkai Aikido, passed away at the age of 87)
Above photograph was taken on the occasion of Princess Alexandra Royal visit to Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in 1967.
My father is pictured second row from the back on the
The person next left to Shioda
Kancho is Yoshida Sensei. The young boy next left to
Yoshida Sensei is Tetsutaro Shioda who is 1st son of Shioda
kancho.The person next right to Terada Hanshi is Matsuo
Sensei who passed away 4-2004. The person just back to
Alexandra Princess is Mr. Minami who deeply contributed
to establishment of Yoshinkan Dojo, one of Founder of
Yoshinkan. The person next left to Mr. Minami is
Chairman Shoshiro Kudo. The person next left to Chairman
Kudo is Mr. Cummingham. The person next right to
Alexandra Princess is British Ambassador in Japan who
took Princess to Yoshinkan. The person right back to
British Ambassador is Mr. Nakasone who is former Prime
Minister. In the top row, just under the wall portraits:
Kudo (banker and dojo sponsor) short chap with bald head
Minami (chairman of Kokusaku Pulp Co) - with dogi and
glasses (another dojo sponsor) Unknown female -
presumably one of Dutch royalty party Nakasone (to her
right) Foreign Minister (later became PM) Next row down:
the Dutch royalty party (unknown if you know, please
Front row below them: to the right
of Kushida,Yasuhisa Shioda next to him in black, in the
row above him is Ohnishi (uchideshi);
Gozo Shioda 1915-1994
Here is a rare early original
signed photo from Shioda Sensei as well as two signed
books given to him during his training as gifts.
The first book on top is entitled Aikido Gijyutsu Kyohan
(Basic Aikido Technical Textbook Number 1) dated July 20
1965.The second book is entitled Aikido-no-Tanoshima
Kata (How to Enjoy Aikido for your personal leisure)
dated January 10, 1963 and is Gozo Shioda Sensei's first
Above book is entitled Aikido
Nyumon (Introduction to Aikido). It is a first edition, first printing
from 1967. This book had four different covers but the ocean side
portrait of Shioda Sensei is my favorite cover.
A different cover of the same
book that is pictured above
Nyumon (Introduction to Aikido). The book is dated 4-10-1970.
Above book is entitled Aikido Jinsei (An Aikido Life) it is a first edition, first printing
from December 5, 1985. This is an autobiography of Gozo Shioda.
Aikido For Beginners book by Gozo Shioda first edition, first printing
from February 20, 1981.
Aikido Shugyo (Aikido Training) by Gozo Shioda book printed May 31, 1991