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Old 02-08-2007, 03:01 PM   #60
Rod Yabut
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 62
Re: Dobson and Arikawa Sensei

You'd have to wonder if shihans like Chiba and Arikawa senseis took it upong themselves to keep the training 'honest' in hombu in order not to lose face. I remember reading one of Chiba sensei's writings in reference to when he would accompany O'sensei to Iwama that the training there was more 'vigorous' than in Tokyo in his time as a deshi. He was alluding to the fact that the students were more blue collar (I'm picturing farmers with wrists the size of my ankles) vs. a more white collar city folk that attended Hombu.

With Arikawa, it was like being caught in the gears of an inexorable machine.
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