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

Dec
16
Sun
10:00 am End of year class
End of year class
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am
End of year class (open to all members including children) .
12:30 pm JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
JCCC Aikikai Holiday Party
Dec
20
Thu
6:30 pm Last class of 2018
Last class of 2018
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Last class of 2018 – Thursday, December 20th (7pm – 9pm)
Jan
6
Sun
all-day First class of 2019
First class of 2019
Jan 6 all-day
First class of 2019 – Sunday, January 6th (regular schedule)
Feb
3
Sun
10:00 am Special Kagami Biraki class
Special Kagami Biraki class
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Kagami Biraki class (open to all members including children)
12:30 pm Kagami Biraki
Kagami Biraki
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Kagami Biraki

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