Hiroshi Tada

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Hiroshi Tada
Tada performing at the 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration
Born (1929-12-14) December 14, 1929 (age 94)
Native name多田 宏 Tada Hiroshi
Trainerin alphabetical order:
Gichin Funakoshi[1]
Nakamura Tempu[2][3]
Morihei Ueshiba[2][3]
Rank9th dan Aikikai
Notable studentsMasatomi Ikeda[2]

Hiroshi Tada (多田 宏, ただ ひろし, Tada Hiroshi) (born December 14, 1929) is a Japanese aikido teacher holding the rank of 9th dan in the Aikikai.[2][4][5]

Born in Tokyo within a former Samurai family with roots from Tsushima Island (対馬), Tada first studied his family's style of archery (Heki-Ryū Chikurin-ha Ban-pa) under his father in the family's house in Jiyūgaoka.[1] He then became a member of the Waseda University karate club before starting training in aikido at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo under aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba in March 1950.[1] He was dispatched to Rome, Italy, in 1964 where he established the Italian Dojo Centrale in 1967,[2] and the national association Aikikai d'Italia in 1970.[6] He returned to Japan in 1971 to resume teaching at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.[7]

To supplement aikido training, he has developed a system of breathing and meditative exercises called ki no renma (気の錬磨, cultivation of ki) based largely on the teachings of Nakamura Tempu and the Ichikukai Dojo.[2][8]


  1. ^ a b c Erard, Guillaume (August 23, 2017). "Interview with Tada Hiroshi Shihan". GuillaumeErard.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido Archived February 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley A. Pranin. Tokyo 1991.
  3. ^ a b Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Tada: The Budo Body, part 1, 2 and 3 by Tatsuro Uchida, 2012
  4. ^ Tada, Hiroshi Archived March 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley Pranin. The Encyclopedia of Aikido
  5. ^ Interview with Hiroshi Tada Archived November 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley Pranin. Aikido Journal #101, 1994.
  6. ^ "Mastri giapponesi in Italia". Aikido. 1 (1): 9. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Tada Hiroshi, 9° dan, Direttore dell'Aikikai d'Italia Archived March 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.

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