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Old 05-31-2005, 01:34 PM   #32
Dojo: Budo Kai, Ki-Aikido
Location: Ístersund
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 61
Re: A Word of Concern to all Aikidoka...

Craig Hocker wrote:
Yes, there are infamous stories of him drinking the students under the table and then tossing them around at 6:30 AM class.

He has been off the booze for a number of years per Doctor's orders.

of course, heavy drinking is not exactly anything new in Japanese culture.
I must confess I'm a bit in the dark bout his current medical condition and his medical history. Is it true he has suffered a series of strokes during the years, and that he has been in a wheelchair since the late 1980's?
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