Tadashi Abe


Tadashi Abe (1926 - November 23, 1984) was the first aikido master to live and teach in the west. He began Aikido in Osaka in 1942 and went on to train directly under the founder of the art Morihei Ueshiba at Iwama. In 1952, after graduating in law from Waseda University, he moved to France where he both studied law at the Sorbonne, and also taught aikido as a 6th Dan representative of Aikikai Honbu. After seven years he returned to Japan.

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A 1952 film clip featuring Koichi Tohei Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Tadashi Abe

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