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Old 12-12-2006, 05:26 PM   #34
George S. Ledyard
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Re: For Ted Ehara - Boundary of your aikido?

Ron Tisdale wrote:
Hi George,

I'm surprised Shirata Sensei didn't make that list (especially with his family Omoto connections...)

Hi Ron,
I thought of that at the time but was in listening mode as Stan and Sensei talked. I also thought of Inoue Sensei, O-Sensei's nephew... Of course he distanced himself from O-Sensei after the Omotokyo suppression but he continued to call what he did Aiki Budo right up to the war, I believe which was what O-sensei was calling his art. From the films I have seen, no one looked as much like the Founder as he did and from his interview in Aikido Journal he seemed to have a very compatible view about what he was doing.

George S. Ledyard
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