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Old 07-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
Dojo: aikido academy/alhambra,california
Location: Los Angeles, California
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 371
Re: Jan Hermansson Videos

What Mark and Gary said.

I trained with Jan back in 1974. All that Ellis Amdur reported is essentially correct. Yet, I can acknowledge a basic decency and honesty in that man who struggled to survive in a foreign land. Jan was a yondan at that time, and it was reported that only Masuda Shihan could really control him. Poor Miyamoto san. I believe that he still has nightmares. Jan was tough, but he was also kind.
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