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Old 05-04-2009, 08:39 AM   #7
Toby Bazarnick
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Lecce, Italy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 34
Re: Yoshinkan in or near Boston?

Thanks for the info and welcome to the neighborhood!

Goshinkan dojo (est. 2007)

Josh Nathan, 2nd dan Yoshinkan Aikido, offers 2 classes:
Sun 10:30am-noon
Wed 6-7:30pm

Esposito's Karate/Fitness
230 Adams Street
Newton, MA 02458

I could not find any dojo videos, so here's a Yoshinkan clip that shows the focus of the movements and choreography:

Here's a video of Robert Mustard, 7th dan Yoshinkan doing a seminar in Hawaii:

This sensei was one of the characters in the book "Angry White Pyjamas". The author of this book relates his experience of going through the intense 1-year aikido training course (culminating in a black belt) that is done by the Tokyo police.

Intense stuff and looks like it's accessible to new learners as techniques are broken into memorizeable postures and steps.

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