Sadao Yoshioka-sensei


Yoshioka-sensei with the founder, O-Sensei in Japan, 1967.

One of my great blessings is that I was able to study Aikido with Sadao Yoshioka-sensei in Hawai'i for many years. In 1981, he recorded some of his comments and philosophy, which we had planned to publish as a book. I'm ashamed to say that I never finished that project, but I am presenting the unedited version here, just as I have transcribed it, for the edification of everyone. Yoshioka-sensei died on January 19, 1990, a little before his 68th birthday. He was a great teacher.

Aikido: The Wisdom and Teaching of Sadao Yoshioka