He published a book in English called ‘Judo with Aikido’ which was later called ‘Judo and Aikido’; the French edition was published in 1960. This helped bring aikido to the West.
He founded the Waseda University Aikido Club and became the club’s first director. He published ‘Aikido Nyumon’ which is still in print today. From about this time he made progress in his research into competitive aikido.
He became head of the department coinciding with the start of a special course in physical education. He published ‘Shin Aikido Text’ (The New Aikido Textbook).
He opened the Shodokan dojo as the first dojo exclusively for research into aikido.
He retired from Waseda University, published ‘Taiiku To Budo’ (Physical Education and Budo), and presided over the first All Japan Student Aikido Tournament. The foundations for competitive aikido had been laid.
He received 8th dan in Kodokan Judo.
The Japan Aikido Association was founded with Tomiki as the first president.
He became the Vice President of the Budo Society of Japan.
The Shodokan dojo was established in Osaka as the central dojo of the Japan Aikido Association with Tomiki as director.
In the spring he visited Australia at the invitation of the Australian Aikido Association.
He died on 25th December 1979, aged 79 years.