Yoshihiko (Yoshi) Ichida

Yoshihiko (Yoshi) Ichida, Fifth Dan – Sr. Instructor for the JCCC Aikikai

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Yoshi Ichida was born in the Kiyomizu district of Kyoto City, Japan. In 1976, Mr. Ichida joined JCCC Aikikai and studied Aikido under Osamu Obata Shihan and the late Kenji Ochi Sensei at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre located at 123 Wynford Drive, Don Mills, Canada and continues to practice with Obata Shihan.
Mr. Ichida has also studied Aikido with Kaoru Inakoshi Shihan, late Yukio Kawahara Shihan, Kazuo Nomura Shihan, Shunzo Honsawa Shihan, and Yuichi Takita Shihan in Japan. Over the years he has participated in seminars instructed by the late Kishomaru Ueshiba Doshu and Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu.

He believes that Aikido begins with kamae, a state of readiness.
From this, one is able to respond with a quick and soft forward movement or irimi.
Balance and timing is achieved through guiding the breath, or kokyu.
The aim of Budo ultimately allows us to cultivate and share our own sense of discipline, awareness and harmony.

Mr. Ichida is serving a Senior Instructor and an Executive Advisor at JCCC Aikikai and has served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, and he was Assistant to the Chief Instructor & Vice President of JCCC Aikikai in the past. In 2005, he received the Volunteer Service Award from the Government of Ontario, Canada and the Volunteer Service Award from the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre for 15 years of commitment to the JCCC Aikikai and the Centre.

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Thu
8:00 pm JCCC Aikikai AGM
JCCC Aikikai AGM
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JCCC Aikikai AGM – February 21st at 20:00, upstairs at the JCCC, right after the early class.
Feb
23
Sat
11:30 am Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor – Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Saturday, Feb 23rd Women’s Class 11:30 to 13:00 and Black Belt [...]
Feb
24
Sun
10:00 am Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai…
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Guest Instructor –  Mr.Kotara Ai 5th Dan, Chief Instructor at Ogikubo Aikido Dokoka Dojo Sunday Feb 24th General Class 10:00 to 11:30
Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]
Mar
3
Sun
11:00 am JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Regular Classes Cancelled March 2nd and March 3rd for the JCCC Haru Matsuri Celebration. Instead we will have demonstration classes on both days, between 11:00 [...]

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