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Old 01-06-2005, 11:27 AM   #18
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
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Re: Poll: Do you think your aikido organization would survive without its chief instructor(s)?

John Rigg's comments are interesting because Daito ryu went through a similar succession problem when Tokimune Takeda died and that whole controversy about succession that they had. That situation was aggravated by a lack of clarity as their ongoing debate demonstrates. The Daito ryu Roppokai is different in that although Soshi Okamoto sensei is still active and giving seminars, they have a strong board of directors and his successor has already been appointed and is in place ready to succeed him when he goes. It would be great if the Aikido groups could have as much wisdom.

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