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Old 11-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #33
Tom Verhoeven
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Re: Macrobiotic Diet

Cady Goldfield wrote: View Post
Here is a link to the Asian Powerlifting Federation,
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..
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.

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