|Born||December 14, 1929|
|Native name||多田 宏 Tada Hiroshi|
|Trainer||in alphabetical order:|
|Rank||9th dan Aikikai|
|Notable students||Masatomi Ikeda|
Born in Tokyo within a former Samurai family, 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. 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. He was dispatched to Rome, Italy in 1964 where he established the Italian Dojo Centrale in 1967, and the national association Aikikai d'Italia in 1970. He returned to Japan in 1971 to resume teaching at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
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.
- Erard, Guillaume (August 23, 2017). "Interview with Tada Hiroshi Shihan". GuillaumeErard.com.
- The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido Archived February 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley A. Pranin. Tokyo 1991.
- Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Tada: The Budo Body, part 1, 2 and 3 by Tatsuro Uchida, 2012
- Tada, Hiroshi Archived March 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley Pranin. The Encyclopedia of Aikido
- Interview with Hiroshi Tada Archived November 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine by Stanley Pranin. Aikido Journal #101, 1994.
- "Mastri giapponesi in Italia". Aikido. 1 (1): 9. Retrieved February 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Tada Hiroshi, 9° dan, Direttore dell'Aikikai d'Italia Archived March 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine by Aikikai d'Italia. Italy.
- (in Italian) LA PRATICA INTERIORE : IL KI-NO-RENMA