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James Edwards
07-25-2008, 12:26 PM
I've been wondering what the 'T.K.' in T.K. Chiba Shihan's initial stands for. In the US he is usually known as Kazuo Chiba. In the UK or within Birankai he seems to always be named as "T.K. Chiba".

The K might just be Kazuo but might it be a reference to his zen name? If anyone knows the pronounciation of his zen name or how to write it, that might be a clue as well?

davinderbath
01-08-2009, 08:33 AM
Hi James,

T stands for Taiwa - Chiba Sensei's Buddhist name
K stands for Kazuo - Chiba Sensei's given/first name

phitruong
01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
i thought there was an "S" in the name somewhere for "Sonny" :D (sorry, couldn't help myself)

James Edwards
01-08-2009, 11:45 AM
Hi James,

T stands for Taiwa - Chiba Sensei's Buddhist name
K stands for Kazuo - Chiba Sensei's given/first name

Thank you for the answer sensei.