Re: Yoshinkai - Beyond the "Hard Style" Label
Just a couple of questions for interest?
1. Was Gozo Shioda an instructor at Aikikai Hombu dojo before he left to start his Yoshinkan dojo?
2. If so, was he already teaching his style of aikido at Aikikai Hombu dojo or he created his system of teaching after he left?
Just one more. Was the "ice skating" footwork in Yoshinkan his own creation or he adopted it from other arts that he studied? I am not aware that O Sensei had done/shown such foot movements.