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Old 09-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #13
Fred Little
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Re: Clyde Takeguchi out of USAF?

John Riggs wrote: View Post
Rob, I believe they have to set up an organization and exist for 5 years before they can petition the Aikikai for recognition, although I'm sure exceptions can be made.
John, I believe that there are a great many organizations which fit Rob's criteria and yours, to the extent that they may be regarded as having fulfilled the five year requirement in their prior existence as a recognized subgroup within a larger organization.

The Birankai -- formerly the Western Region of the USAF -- may have been the first and largest of the type, but it set the precedent in so inescapably public a fashion that any deviation from that precedent would be seen by many as pretty exceptional in its own right.



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