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Old 12-15-2001, 06:43 PM   #4
Ghost Fox
Dojo: Jikishinkan Dojo
Location: New York City (Brooklyn)
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 219
The late Shihan Fumio Toyoda taught aikido with one kidney. I hade the honor of practicing with him just before his passing. He had a vibrant and energtic personality, on and off the mat. He is greatly missed.

You can read more about him on the Aikido Association of America's website.

I also believe Aikiweb had a few links to articles about him after his recent passing. Maybe they are in Archive somewhere.

I belive practicing with one kidney should not be to much of a problem. Just be careful with the breakfalls and practice with a vibrant and joyful matter. Don't push yourself too hard.

Peace and Bleesings.
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