An Ki-Aikido Singapore article from way back when.
This was never finished.
This spawns from On contemporization and Aikido, because I was daydreaming about interviewing one of the founders of a branch of Aikido and how they might react.
It is a very important interview by Aikido Journal with the famous Koichi Tohei Sensei, Founder of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido [ki-Aikido]. Master Tohei Sensei was one of the pioneers of aikido in Hawaii and mainland USA. His impact on aikido in the 1950s through 1970s was major due to his extensive foreign travels, books, and fluency in English. The interview is required reading for your aikido education and we are sure you will find it highly informative. There are some great photos included as well!
This article is an extract from Aikido Journal 107, interview with Master Koichi Tohei posted on 8th Jul 2001.