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Old 06-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Re: Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan 8 dan in Duisburg Germany 7/14-7/15/2012

Anthony Loeppert wrote: View Post
Ok, i confess, i only watched the first 2 minutes the first time.

I agree. It is perplexing. What makes grown (ass) men behave this way?
Kool aid?

He was a student of Seigo Yamaguchi - now, Yamaguchi was soft, but he touched me every time he threw me that I remember.

I actually had a discussion about this with one of Takeda's contemporaries (also a Yamaguchi student). He started out with "brain-washing" and "hypnotism" and it went downhill from there - at the end he said "Well, it's not a very good way to train".




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