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Old 07-25-2001, 04:32 AM   #13
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
Re: Hapkido/Aikido (kissing cousins?)

Originally posted by Jim23
The young Choi served as Master Takeda's assistant and student. Consistent with the training methods of those days, Master Takeda's training of young Choi was both tough and rigorous.
The first time I looked into what hapkido was after a thread here about aikido in movies- somebody got confused with some hapkido guy in a Bruce Lee film- I read that Choi was a servant in Takedas house, that his name wasn't recorded as a student anywhere (takeda kept meticulous attendance lists), and that apparently a number of hapkido people bizarrely deny that Choi learned anything from Takeda.
He MUST have been a student of Takeda, though.

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