Tsutomu Chida

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Tsutomu Chida at Renshinkai Aikido seminar in Moscow, in October 2008

Tsutomu Chida (千田 務 Chida Tsutomu?, born 4 October 1950 in Tokyo) was previously one of the highest ranking shihan of Yoshinkan aikido, at 8th dan,[1] and dojocho of its hombu dojo[2] from 2002.[3] He first became a part of Yoshinkan in 1969 but split from the organization in January 2008 following the resignation of kanchou Kyoichi Inoue. Chida was an uchideshi of Yoshinkan founder Gozo Shioda for 33 years—the longest term among Shioda's uchideshi--[4] and directed the senshusei course. He is "a living legend of Yoshinkan aikido"[3] and current "highest shihan" (最高師範) of his Yoshinkan offshoot school, Aikido Renshinkai (合気道錬身会).[5]

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  1. ^ "Aikido, the Yoshinkan way". Fitness Japan. 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Multimedia > Video Clips > Tsutomu Chida Sensei". Aikiweb. 1999. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Shihan Chida Tsutomu". Aikido Renshinkai Misogikan Dojo. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "About Aikido Renshinkai". NPO法人合気道錬身会. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "千田務最高師範". Aikido Renshinkai (NPO法人合気道錬身会). Retrieved 2 September 2010.