Yoshimitsu Yamada() born febrary 17, 1938. Cousin of Tadashi Abe sensei, his family was so close with Ueshiba o'sensei, so Yamada sensei tasted a´kido early.
Start at Aikika´ as student (uchi deshi) in 1956. In 1964, he's gone to New York, and became responsable of New-York Aikika´. He looks like one of the best from the east USA and in the american a´kido federation.
As many sensei, he is a stage organizer through different countries. He hold the rank of 8th dan (shihan). He is member of the high council of the International Federation of A´kido.