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Old 09-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #6
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Re: KazuoChiba

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
In the years I practised in the UK before going to the US (up till 1973), K Chiba was based in London and used a dojo in Chiswick.
Thanks for the quick answer.

You'll have to forgive my ignorance on this subject. That's why I'm asking for more information generally. As someone who started aikido in Sunderland I am woefully lacking in concrete facts but according to his dojo website in San Diego:

Chiba Sensei moved to Sunderland, England, in 1966. There he formed the Aikikai of Great Britain, which later changed its name to the British Aikido Federation. Currently Chiba Sensei is the technical director of the British Aikikai, a group formed by long-term students of Chiba Sensei in Britain.
I don't doubt that he trained in Chiswick too but I'd be interested to know what the full story is.

Respect and kind regards