Hiroshi Tada

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For the performer of a Japanese style of top spinning, see Hiroshi Tada (performer).
In this Japanese name, the family name is Tada.
Hiroshi Tada
多田 宏 Tada Hiroshi
Born (1929-12-13) December 13, 1929 (age 86)
Native name 多田 宏 Tada Hiroshi
Residence Japan Japan
Nationality Japan Japanese
Style Aikido
Trainer in alphabetical order:
Nakamura Tempu[1][2]
Morihei Ueshiba[1][2]
Rank 9th dan Aikikai
Occupation shihan
Notable students in alphabetical order:
Pasquale Aiello[3][4]
Yoji Fujimoto[5][6]
Kenji Hayashi[7]
Hideki Hosokawa[8]
Masatomi Ikeda[1]
Kenzo Miyazawa[9][10]
Fabrizio Ruta
Takeki Tsuboi
Domenico Zucco[11][12]

Hiroshi Tada (多田 宏, ただ ひろし, Tada Hiroshi) (born December 13, 1929) is a Japanese aikido teacher holding the rank of 9th dan in the Aikikai.[1][13][14]

From left to right Masatomi Ikeda, Katsuaki Asai, Hiroshi Tada and Kazuo Chiba in May 1972 May, Desenzano, Italy

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Tada was a member of the Waseda University karate club before starting training in aikido at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo under aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1948. He was dispatched to Rome, Italy in 1964 where he established the Italian central dojo in 1966.[1] He returned to Japan in 1973 to resume teaching at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.[5]

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.[1][15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido by Stanley A. Pranin. Tokyo 1991.
  2. ^ a b Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Tada: The Budo Body, part 1, 2 and 3 by Tatsuro Uchida, 2012
  3. ^ (Italian) Pasquale Aiello, 6° dan Aikika by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
  4. ^ (Italian) Aikido XXXVI, gennaio 2005: biografie, Pasquale Aiello by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
  5. ^ a b Tada Hiroshi, 9° dan, Direttore dell'Aikikai d'Italia by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
  6. ^ (Italian) Fujimoto Yoji, 7. dan. by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
  7. ^ Schule für Atmung und Bewegung Hannover, Deutschland
  8. ^ (Italian) Hideki Hosokawa
  9. ^ Kenzo Miyazawa: Aikido in Argentina by Aikido Journal
  10. ^ Encyclopedia of Aikido [MIYAZAWA, KENZO] by Aikido Journal
  11. ^ (Italian) Aikido XXXVII – gennaio 2006 – maestro Domenico Zucco by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
  12. ^ (Spanish) Maestros at the Wayback Machine (archived January 30, 2008) by Kishintai Dojo. Bogotá, Colombia.
  13. ^ Tada, Hiroshi by Stanly Pranin. The Encyclopedia of Aikido
  14. ^ Interview with Hiroshi Tada by Stanly Pranin. Aikido Journal #101, 1994.

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