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Old 01-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #150
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 18

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
Thanks for the clarification, Demetrio. Do you know where Shiro was living before his judo training?
I suppose prior moving to Tokyo he was living in Aizuwakamatsu .

BTW, I've read he started to train with Hoshina Chikanori at age 9, but the same source (Habersetzer) also says Shiro name changing in 1884 was caused by his adoption via marriage with one of Hoshina's daughter, which I find strange.

Also, as shown by Sagawa, Ueshiba, Kodo, etc, aiki can be trained from a distance with irregular hands on time with a teacher. Sort of hard to determine anything one way or the other.
However, if the proof of Saigo's aiki skills are his performance at the, maybe mythical, 1886 tournament, then we have nothing.
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