T.K. Chiba, Shihan

February 5, 1940 - June 5, 2015

"As one follows the path of Aikido, one progressively, with wonder, and joy, encounters the true self, the hidden, 'estranged self', which, with its inexhaustable potential, lies undiscovered by many people who die without knowing that it exists."

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On June 5, 2015, T.K. Chiba, Shihan, passed away. Chiba Sensei inspired generations of Aikido students with his unique and powerful movement, his wisdom, and his dedication to our art. The aikido community around the world now celebrates his life as we mourn his passing. We express our deepest appreciation for his teachings, and we offer our condolences to his family and loved ones.

Chiba Sensei's teachings are invaluable to beginner and experienced Aikido students alike. The following study resources are available here at Aikido Express:

Birankai Technical Guidelines Downloads - featuring several hours of demonstration and instruction by Chiba Sensei on numerous techniques and training exercises.

36 Jyo Basics Download - featuring foundational Jyo (short staff) techniques demonstrated by Chiba Sensei.

Chiba Sensei Shihan Page - including more information on Chiba Sensei and articles written by Chiba Sensei

To contribute a gift to Chiba Sensei's family, go to this page at San Diego Aikikai's website.


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