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Old 05-11-2006, 08:13 PM   #17
raul rodrigo
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Re: Tracing my Philippine Aikikai Roots

Lots of Japanese shihan have an Aikikai background or even a direct teacher-student relationship with Osensei and yet today have no Aikikai affiliation: Koretoshi Maruyama, Shuji Maruyama, Kenji Shimizu, Gaku Homma, and so on. They have their own organizations/dojos. They do not claim to be "8th dan Aikikai."
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