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Old 07-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
philipsmith
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Re: It Had to Be Felt #24: Chiba Kazuo: "There We Were, Two Handsome Young Men"

I still remeber my first Aikido experience with Chiba Sensei.

I was a 12 year old boy and Sensei had come to take a junior course at our dojo. As he was staying at our family home he knew my name and so was called out to take ukeme.

He inspired me then to continue my Aikido journey and having been on the mat with him again yesterday continues to do so some 42 years later.

A remarkable man who; although not perfect by any means; has been such an influence on Aikido over the past almost 50 years.
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