Kancho Gozo Shioda

posted 23 Jan 2010, 19:42 by aikidorepublic
Famous for creating the Yoshinkan Aikido School, Gozo Shioda wanted to create a way to teach aikido quickly to large groups of people. His style is something more akin to a karate dojo in that there is strong emphasis on solo practice and paired kata are practiced with very precise footwork and movements. Most throws in Yoshinkan are breakfalls and joint locks are applied vigorously.
He passed several years ago and his son now heads the Yoshinkan







Kancho Gozo Shioda



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