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Old 04-28-2012, 04:56 AM   #5
Location: West Wales
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4
United Kingdom
Re: It Had to Be Felt #11 - Abbe Kenshiro: "Trying to Catch the Wind"

A very good posting about Abbe Sensei.I was a pupil of Abbe Sensei and as a 3rd Dan was in the BJC Olympic Squad for 1964 and I also worked in the BJC office for a time,most of my training with Sensei was in Judo but the same feeling when he either used you as Uke for demonstrations or in Randori you really felt what can only be described as "The Force".As you say it is hard to describe but you really did have to feel it to understand it but it's difficult to explain it to those who never felt it.I too count myself as very privileged to have received teaching from this great man who when he first arrived here was acknowledged both here and in Japan as one of the leading teachers in the World.

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