Minoru Mochizuki (1907-04-07 in Shizuoka, Japan - 2003-05-30 in Aix-en-Provence, France) founded Yoseikan Budo. 10th dan, aikido, International Martial Arts Federation (IMAF); 9th dan, jujutsu; 8th dan, iaido; 8th dan, judo; 8th dan, kobudo; 5th dan, kendo; 5th dan, karate; 5th dan, jojutsu.
Mochizuki was one of the direct students of judo founder Jigoro Kano, aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba and Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate. Believing that the martial arts have become distorted by specialization into separate disciplines and transformation into sports, Mochizuki assembled the major techniques of the Japanese martial tradition into a single coherent structure. He oversaw the development of his system from his home in Shizuoka, Japan, where his dojo, the Yoseikan, was often visited by martial arts practitioners from all over the world. Mochizuki formally passed the leadership of his Yoseikan Budo system to his son, Hiroo Mochizuki, in 2000. Yoseikan Budo is currently practiced in 29 countries around the world, and in such diverse places as Australia and Algeria, where a recent clinic had 240 people in attendance. The organization continues to grow and expand to more countries each year.Minoru Mochizuki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia