O-Sensei's 1961 McKinley High School Demonstration
On Saturday, March 11, 1961 at 7:30 PM, Morihei ueshiba O-Sensei gave a public demonstration of Aikido at the McKinley High School Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii. This demonstration was by invitation only. A brochure was published to promote the event. The brochure is of historical value due to the photographs and narratives concerning many of the early Aikidoka of both Hawaii and Japan. This brochure is here reproduced in its entirety.
- Front cover: A photograph
of the Hawaii Aiki-kwai Headquarters on Waialae Avenue.
- Page 1: Letter from the
Governor of Hawaii and the Mayor of the City and County
- Page 2: Message from Mr.
Norito Fujioka, the President of Hawaii Aiki-kwai.
- Page 3: Professor Morihei
Uyeshiba and the Origin of Aikido.
- Page 4: Narratives on Mr. Koichi Tohei, and Mr. Nobuyoshi Tamura.
- Page 5: Program
- Page 6: Officers of Hawaii
Aiki Kwai and Program Committee.
- Page 7: Instructors of
Dojos of the State of Hawaii and Letter of Acknowledgment
from Dr. Yorio Wakatake.
Photographs from the exhibition can be found in Koa Kimura's Photojournal of Aikido in Hawaii.