Re: Terry Ezra Sensei and Seidokan
I should further clarify that I'm not saying Kobayashi necessarily influenced the guy, just that Kobayashi was high up in the US in Ki Society and Ki Society influenced a lot of people. So to the extent that Ki Society shaped Kobayashi it also shaped many hundreds (thousands?) of others.
I watched a few videos of Ezra on youtube. FWIW I taught a class a few weeks ago on Nikyo where I went over many of the same things he did in his video on the topic and I could see someone saying we were teaching it the same (not that I'm putting myself up to his level either). Shrug. But I don't think any of that is particularly "exclusive" to anyone as I've seen folk from any number of backgrounds emphasize similar stuff.