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Old 08-28-2006, 07:59 PM   #15
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Article: An Aikido Journey: Part 10 by Peter Goldsbury

David Skaggs wrote:
Professor Goldsbury,

Is there anyone who claims to be deshi to Kisshomaru Doshu?
Well, I would think a few of the younger Hombu shihans might claim this. I am thinking of people like Hayato Osawa and Shoji Seki, who would have been rather young to have trained in the Hombu when O Sensei was active.

However, I have actually never met anyone who claims to be a deshi of Kisshomaru Doshu, or even the present Doshu (in the 'full' sense I had in mind when I wrote this column). I suspect that this is evidence that times have changed and people no longer see their training in such traditional terms.

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