Re: Gozo Shioda video clip
Hi Stuempel san, Tisdale san,Stuart san and Miranda san.
Osu Gary sensei.
Indeed Sakurai sensei left the Yoshinkan in 1990 or in the early spring of 1991.
He created his new organization "Aikodo SA" which includes sparring and competition.
I think that his leave was a kind of shock for Kancho sensei.
After his leave ,on occasion, I remember Shioda sensei stating something like that " Aikido as a martial art will end with me" and also " whether sparring and competition should be included is a question for the younger generation.I am too old to think about that"
Hearing this speach, I felt somewhat sad.
That was 2 or 3 years before he passed away.