Interesting story. If I may ask question, how many ppl practiced in daily basic in those early days in NEAikikai?
Did sensei practice iaido? There were formal iaido classes? Has Chiba sensei been practicing Buddhism in England? Have Chiba sensei and Kanai sensei been in contact/meet at that time? How about common ideas that were developed by both shihans in their physical training?
Of course, more details about your practice with Kanai sensei are very welcome