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Old 02-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #14
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Terry Ezra Sensei and Seidokan

Opher Donchin wrote: View Post

Does anyone know if there is any historical connection between Terry Ezra, of the Komyokan Aikido Association of Great Britain, or his teachers, and Roderick Kobayashi, late of the Seidokan Aikido Association out of Los Angeles, or his teachers?

I've been exposed to both styles and they seem to me awfully similar in style, philosophy, technique, and training focus. However, nobody around me seems to know of any connection. If it's a case of parallel evolution, I will be very impressed by the convergence, but I'm guessing there is some branch of the family tree that they have in common somewhere.


Why don't you ask him directly? You can find his Komyokan Dojo on the Internet and I have always found Terry to be quite approachable.

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P A Goldsbury
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