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Old 11-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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Re: YouTube: Shigeho Tanaka (9th dan)

Robert Cowham wrote: View Post
It's not my preferred style of training either, although I appreciate that its fairly formal structure suits various people, and it can produce some excellent results! Anyway, that's probably a subject for an alternative thread.

One can see the Yoshinkan influences in Tanaka sensei but he's been his own man for a very long time. Very well connected on a personal level within the Aikikai. He has also been designated Mokuhai (Living National Treasure) by the Japanese government for Budo - I'd be interested to know who else in the Aikido world has been so honoured.
Dear robert,
Living Treasure? I cannot speak for the Japanese Govt. but I hope my grandkids consider me if not a living treasure at least a half dead, cheers, joe.
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