Shoji Nishio

Shoji Nishio

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Shoji Nishio (December 5, 1927 – March 15, 2005) held the rank of 8th Dan from the Aikikai. He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1951 and began to teach around 1955. He was known as one of the great technical masters of the art of aikido and as a mentor possessing great integrity, honor, and moral character.

Nishio studied and excelled in many martial arts. In addition to his aikido training, he studied judo (6th dan), karate (5th dan ), iaido (7th dan ) and jodo. He seamlessly merged his skills into his own unique aikido style.

He held the title of an Aikikai shihan and also created a new school of Iaido with forms from aikido, called Aiki Toho Iaido or Nishio-ryu Iai. In 2003 Nishio received the Budo Kyoryusho award from Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to development and worldwide propagation of aikido.

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