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Old 06-24-2007, 07:49 PM   #14
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Re: Evaluation of "Spirit of Aikido"

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Interestingly, I never considered Takeda to be that far out in left field. When I was at hombu the most regularly his teacher (Seigo Yamaguchi) was one of the main figures, and a number of the current teachers at hombu still show a heavy Yamaguchi influence.
At a local Aikikai affiliate dojo, some of the senior students have been basically forced out for exploring Endo Sensei's version of Aikido. I realize Endo Sensei is from hombu dojo, but there ya go..

Chris Moses
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