Q:You mentioned the Tempukai earlier. Tohei Sensei was also involved in that organization. Is that where he got his ki exercises?
Can you elaborate on Abe and Tempukai?
A:I think he was influenced by the Tempu system, but those exercises were mainly his own creation after he went to Hawaii.
Q:Were you part of the Tempukai yourself? Tadashi Abe was.
A:Not me, but rather Abe. Tempu Sensei and O-Sensei were the only ones for Abe. Tohei Sensei was also a Tempukai member. So was my father, and Abe's father who sponsored O-Sensei, and Tada Sensei as well.
Q:Were there any others among the main teachers?
A: There may have been. At that time in aikido there were the Tempukai group, and the group that was involved with the macrobiotics organization of Nyoichi Sakurazawa Sensei [known as Georges Ohsawa in the West].
Interview with Yamada Y. Sensei
Tempukai is the organization founded by Nakamura Tempu
I hope this helps.