Koji Yoshida

Born in 1951 in pref. Toyama.

At 19, he moved to Tokyo to study with Nishio Sensei.

He has been a direct student of Shoji Nishio sensei for over 34 years.

He holds the rank of 7th dan in Aikido Aikikai, 6th dan Renshi in Iaido (Musoshinden-ryu), and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Iaido.

In 2000, he was assigned by Nishio Sensei to conduct seminars in the U.S., France and other European countries.

He covers the fundamental and core principles of Nishio Sensei’s aikido through empty-hand techniques expressed with bokken, jo, and sword.

He is also an accomplished Calligraphy teacher.