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Old 09-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #31
Dojo: Shobukai
Location: Antwerpen
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 121
Re: Who brought the Saito a.k.a. Iwama lineage to Europe?

When Kanetsuka came to Antwerp Belgium ( around1977/78) he thaught jo and ken, and i remember he was using his feet in a different way (more yoshinkan) then Saito in the jo kata and the ken suburi. I can't remember if he explained about the origin of the use of Ken and Jo. But I remember the scenario of the kata were the same as Saito. Around the same time we had a member (vietnamese I think) who trained with Sekiya, but he didn't do much weapons. A lot of suwari waza and kokyu ho.

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