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Old 07-22-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 4

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Cito Maramba wrote: View Post
Dear Professor Goldsbury,

Would you say the Nishio Shoji Shihan's method has survived his passing? Or did it also die with him?

All the best,

Cito
Hello Cito,

Well, given the way you put the question yes, I would say it has. It has survived in the same sense that students of Tada Sensei also spend time trying to practise aikido exactly in the way he himself did. One difference is that Nishio-shi appears to have devised a systematized methodology and he has left a book and a whole series of videotapes. Tada-shi, on the other hand, has left nothing except himself and the memories students like myself have of his aikido. He does, however, have a very interesting website in Japanese.

Best wishes,

P A Goldsbury
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