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Old 11-29-2011, 12:38 PM   #29
Demetrio Cereijo
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Re: O'Sensei teaching Aikido at the Hombu Dojo after WWII

Ian Keane wrote: View Post
Although Saito trained with O-sensei at Iwama directly during the war years,
No. Saito started after the war ended.

I seem to recall reading somewhere that his attendance was limited to once a week or less, due to his job as a railway porter. Is this true?
This was adressed some posts above.

Also, it is a fact that O-sensei promoted Tohei 10th dan during his lifetime, not Saito. Doesn't this argue that the founder of Aikido felt that Tohei had the better understanding of the art? Is that relevant in terms of technical mastery of the techniques?
O Sensei promoted other people to 10th dan too.
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