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Old 08-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
Eric in Denver
Dojo: Ronin
Location: CO
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 103
Re: When is Aikido a Non-Aikido martial art?

Allen Beebe wrote: View Post
Can you imagine how I felt in 1993 when my teacher passed away? Things are a lot different now than they were even then. I literally went and joined a religious order!!
As you know, I trained with John Stevens, but it was well after Shirata passed away. For me Shirata is like a shadow that I can perhaps get little glimpses of, and even then, I am not really sure what I saw. I envy the hands on time you had with him!
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