Hanshi Kyoichi Inoue
Misogikan: Dear Inoue Sensei, would you please be so kind to answer some questions for Russian Aikido practitioners?
Misogikan Question (Q.): About when did you begin your practice of Aikido, Sensei?
Hanshi Inoue: I started my Aikido training in 1955.
Q.: Did you practice any kind of martial arts before?
Hanshi Inoue: I had not practiced in any other martial arts professionally, however I studied Judo, Kendo and Kyudo as a part of a school curriculum. Then when I was a child I was interested very much in a baseball, in junior high school and in a high school I practiced basketball. I also played role in a drama company as an actor and I won the first prize in a Tokyo children actor’s competition. I also studied a little of bit a tap-dancing because during that time in Japan tap-dancing and famous tap-dancers were very popular, and I wanted to make Tap-dancing my career. It was also my dream to become a diplomat, so I studied English in an English school. I also liked singing and was a member of a singing ensemble.