Some Historical Background of the Inclusion of Shiai in Tomiki Aikido

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Prepared by Erik DiVietro for Transfer of Nidan Rank to the TAA In December 1940, Morihei Ueshiba had a vision which was later published by his son and successor, Kisshomaru. The vision expressly forbid the practice of shiai (試合) in aikido on the grounds that aikido’s only function was to embody harmony (和合, wagō) and… Read more »