AIKIDO is an art formulated in the 1930's by Morihei Uyeshiba. He took elements of several Japanese arts including wrestling and fencing and combined them with his own philosophical outlook to create one of Japan's most popular martial arts.
The underlying principle of this art is non-resistance, using the opponent's own energy to unbalance or throw him and follow-up with a lock or a strike.
Professor NOBUYOSHI HIGASHI, M.A., is the President of the International Kokushi-ryu Jujutsu Association, Founder (Soke) of Kokushi-ryu Jujutsu, Head instructor of the Kokushi Budo Institute of New York, Inc. & president of the United States Tomiki Aikido Association.
His rankings include 8th Degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo, 7th Degree Black Belt Tomiki Aikido and 7th Degree Black Belt Kokushi Karate-do.
Prof. Higashi was a team member and coach of the famous Kokushikan University Judo Team (Tokyo) for 7 & 1/2 years. He received a 8th degree Black belt in Kodokan Judo.
Prof. Higashi is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is the author of several martial arts books including Aikido: Tradition and New Tomiki Free Fighting Method, Advanced Aikido and Koryu Aikido.