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Old 11-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #33
Tom Verhoeven
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Re: Macrobiotic Diet

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Cady Goldfield wrote: View Post
Here is a link to the Asian Powerlifting Federation, http://asianpowerliftingfederation.org/
which states that the sport dates back to 1950 (the APF itself was founded in 1984).

The first Hall of Fame inductee to the APF was a Japanese powerlifter, who started pulling championships since the early or mid 1980s and for 18 almost successive years hence..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvN4_x1kMeQ
Thanks for the link.
It fits with what I had heard - lifting weights became popular after the war. American influence perhaps. So O Sensei did not get his muscular body from lifting weights. It also fits with the story I heard about his powerlifting student. It happened in the early sixties.

Tom
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