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Old 11-30-2011, 12:28 PM   #59
Chris Li
 
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Re: O'Sensei teaching Aikido at the Hombu Dojo after WWII

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Ken McGrew wrote: View Post
Most importantly, this interview is yet another account that states that O Sensei personally taught Aikido, on the mat as it were. He was not, therefore, retired after 1941.
You mean this part?

Did O-Sensei himself teach?
Yes, he also taught. The dojo used to be downstairs. There was a room next to the dojo and O-Sensei used to sit there and watch us practice. He sometimes came out of the room and instructed us.

Anyway, it's not a yes/no thing - it concerns how much he taught, what he taught, and how he taught it.

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Chris

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