KUZOA CHIBA practiced Judo and Karate before studying Aikido under O'Sensei.
When Sensei Kenshiro Abbe returned to Japan in 1964 he visited O'Sensei and asked him to send an instructor to England.
In 1966 Sensei Kazuo Chiba was sent to Great Britain as official Aikikai (World Headquarters) representative.
Under Sensei Chiba's direction, Aikido spread increasingly over the United Kingdom.
Chiba Sensei's aikido was fast, dynamic and powerful.
In 1976 Sensei Chiba returned to Japan, then later in 1981 moved to San Diego California where he still lives and teaches as one of the most respected Aikido Sensei's in the world.