Nobuyoshi Higashi

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Nobuyoshi Higashi
Born1938
Japan
StyleTomiki Aikido, judo

Nobuyoshi Higashi (born 1938)[1] is a Japanese American teacher of Tomiki Aikido, karate, and judo, and the founder of Kokushi-ryu jujutsu.[2] He is a 10th dan in jujitsu, 9th dan in judo,[3] 7th dan in aikido, and 7th dan in karate.[4] His style of aikido includes defenses against knives.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He was a staff member at Kokushikan University in 1960 and later served as an exchange professor in the US.[6] He established the American Tomiki Aikido Alliance in 1976.[6] He became a professor at SUNY Stony Brook.[4] His son Shintaro Higashi was a world class competitor and national champion in judo.[2]

Martial arts[edit]

Higashi arrived in the United States in 1964 along with Katsuo Watanabe in an effort to teach judo and aikido in the United States.[2][6] He runs the Kokushi Budo Institute, located in the basement of the New York Buddhist Church.[2] The school is a branch of Kokushikan University, and was started in 1963. He is the founder of Kokushi-ryu jujutsu,[4] which he founded in 1965.[7][8]

Books and DVDs[edit]

The school is a registered school with USA Judo and Team USA.[9]

Higashi is the author of a number of books, including Koryu Aikido (1999), Kokushi-Ryu Jujutsu (1995), Aikido: Tradition and New Tomiki Free Fighting Method (1989), Basic Judo (1984), Karate-Do (1983).[10] Additionally, he authored the DVDs Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi - Judo Grappling Series #1[11] and #2.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curly, Suzzanne (December 17, 1972). "Judo for Young Boys: 'It's the Best Way to Get Strong—Fast!'". Charleston Gazette-Mail. p. 105. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Asimov, Eric (November 26, 2010). "Throwing Punches in a Church Basement". New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.usjf.com/organization/committees/promotion-committee/most-recent-promotions/
  4. ^ a b c "Tomiki Aikido: Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi". Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. 32 (8): 83. August 1994. ISSN 0277-3066. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "ESPY-TV Martial Art Videos". Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. 35 (3): 58. March 1997. ISSN 0277-3066. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "About Shodokan: Kenji Tomaki Shihan's teachings - art and spirit". Shodokanaikido.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "ESPY-TV Martial Art Videos". Black Belt. July 1994. ISSN 0277-3066. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Higashi, Shintaro (September 29, 2013). "Judo is forever". Shintarohigashi.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "USA Judo - About Us - New York". Teamusa.org. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Nobuyoshi Higashi". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi - Judo Grappling Series #1". Awma.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi Judo Grappling Series 2 DVD Video". Officialprosports.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014.

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