Thread: Hombu Culture
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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Re: Hombu Culture

Ike Spenser wrote: View Post
Almost all weapons forms seen now in the west came out of Iwama, and even that didn't happen until Saito wandered out of japan in 1985 or so.
Well...Saotome was teaching quite a lot of weapons (only partially Saito derived) when I started in 1981, and Nishio and Chiba each had their own weapons systems which aren't really related to Iwama that closely.

Tohei also had some fairly simple weapons - again, only dimly related to Iwama, that he taught in the US from the 1950's.



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