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Old 08-06-2004, 03:17 PM   #9
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Dojo: Rising Star Aikido
Location: South Bend, Nebraska
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Re: Waka Sensei question

I remember about 8 or 10 years ago, the title used for the current Doshu was Waka Sensei, explained to me as young teacher, was changed to Dojo Cho. My Sensei said that this change came from above, possibly Aikikai. It was my understanding that the change was made to prepare him for his run as Doshu in the future, to give more respect and prestige to his name. This might be wrong, but was the way I understood it at the time ( I was around 18 at the time, so I didn't understand much.... )

Mike Taylor
Chief Instructor, Rising Star Aikido
South Bend, Nebraska, USA
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