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Gozo Shioda Sensei was born in 1915. His farther, Dr. Seiichi Shioda was known as a famous doctor and a patriot. Gozo was his second son. When Gozo Shioda sensei was 18, he became a student of Morihei Ueshiba Sense (O-Sensei), the Founder of Aikido. He spent 8 years with Ueshiba Sensei, dedicating his life to follow his Sensei and mastering Aikido.
After World War II in 1954, the Life Extension Society held an All Japan Martial Arts exhibition, where Gozo Shioda’s demonstration was highly praised and he received the highest award. This was a very important event because Aikido was noticed by Japanese society.
People rapidly became interested in Aikido. After 1 year from the Exhibition, Japanese business leaders supported Gozo Sensei to establish Aikido Yoshin-kai, and The Yoshinkan Dojo. Gozo Shioda Sensei worked hard throughout his life spreading and developing Aikido for 40 years since the founding of Yoshinkan. On June 17th, 1994, after medical treatment, he peacefully passed away.