The Nishio Sensei Aikido Notebook, approved by Nishio Sensei, is an enormous endeavor undertaken by Varjan Sensei, 5th dan, compiling the styles seminars and unique aspects of Nishio Ryu Aikido. Volume 2 of the Nishio Sensei Notebook centers on weapons lessons.
About Nishio Sensei:
Shoji Nishio Sensei was born in Aomori Prefecture in 1927. He entered the Aikikai Hombu Dojo at the end of 1955. He practiced judo, karate, iaido, and jodo prior to beginning in Aikido. The skills he acquired through his practice of these martial arts are incorporated seamlessly into his unique Aikido. Nishio Sensei makes regular trips abroad to Scandinavia, Europe and the U.S.A.
Shoji Nishio Sensei is an 8th dan Shihan, Aikikai Federation, and 7th dan Shihan in the Nihon Zendoku Iaido Federation. He also holds a 4th dan in Kodokan Judo and a 4th dan in Shindo Shizen Ryu of Karatedo. He has also studied Shindo Muso ryu - Jodo(staff), and Hozoin ryu - Yari(spear). He has developed a new school of Iaido with forms based upon Aikido techniques, Aiki Toho Iaido.