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Old 01-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Nihon Goshin Aikido

Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
Regarding Morita's teacher. I'm going to guess something here. Yoshiro Kitaro is an odd-sounding name. I think in the transmission of the history from the Japanese to not-very-fluent non-Japanese something got garbled. Given that the art was developed in Hokkaido, I'm going to bet that the instructor was, in fact, Yoshida Kotaro.

Here's a site with some history -
One of my students trained in that system. His information corresponds to that website that Ellis listed. The person who brought this "system" to the US had a Shodan.

Marc Abrams
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