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Old 05-18-2005, 05:46 AM   #14
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Basic elements of Aikido

Acknowledgements to John Stevens for the translations; he might have altered his translations if he had understood the tradition from which many of the references came.
I don't know what you are looking for in the way of qualifications but having a Phd in Buddhist studies, living in Japan for decades, being the first foriegner to be a full professor in a Japanese university, and training for many years under one of the giants of early Aikido (Shirata Sensei) ought to give him an edge in this respect, certainly compared to most of us...

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
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