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Old 10-01-2007, 01:01 AM   #7
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: KazuoChiba

I have seen the Birankai website and do not doubt that he first went to Sunderland from Japan.

I am curious about the supposition that he went there because it was a working-class part of Great Britain, since the social spectrum of people training in the UK when I trained there was no different than it is anywhere else I have trained (the US and Japan).

However, I am pretty sure that when I trained at the Chiswick dojo, his base was in London and later met friends who helped the family when he lived there.

P A Goldsbury
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