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Old 08-18-2005, 07:09 AM   #3
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Lack of Spiritual teaching in Japan?

I have been in Japan for about 12 years and have had the same experience. The only time I have heard about the spiritual aspect is when I trained with John Stevens Sensei up in Miyagi prefecture. Ani, you have a perfect opportunity to learn about the spiritual side of aikido there in Osaka. Seiseki Abe has a dojo in Osaka and he strongly emphasizes misogi. He was one of the Founder's direct students. You should check him out.

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