Matsuoka Sensei’s Aikido Journey: Part 3 The emergence of an aikido style with the impact to captivate hundreds of millions on the big screen… Josh Gold: Sensei, a lot of the hand movements and throws we’ve practiced over the years – I’d not really seen them anywhere else, so were they developed around this time?
Meeting Seiseki Abe Sensei (10th dan) and facing the challenge of a shodan test. Josh Gold: Sensei, didn’t you say you first met Abe Sensei through Seagal Sensei? Yes. A while after I joined, Seagal Sensei prepared a seminar and introduced Abe Sensei to us. This was the first time I met Abe Sensei, and
This is part one of a multi-part interview with Haruo Matsuoka Sensei. Over the course of an evening, Sensei was gracious enough to share the stories of his aikido journey in great detail. Josh Gold: Sensei, what was your first exposure to aikido? When I was probably six years old, I saw a master named