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Old 09-17-2009, 08:53 PM   #16
Dojo: NRL & Capital Aikikai
Location: Washington, DC
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11
Re: Clyde Takeguchi out of USAF?

I've trained with Clyde for over twenty years. Though I'm pretty oblivious to the dojo scuttlebutt,but it is my impression that there was some drift away from Yamada in style. Less emphasis on momentum throws and more on the precise mechanics of the applications. Also some of us did not see much advantage to the association other than possible attendance at summer or winter camp. And Clyde is a seventh dan now and has a bit of a following on his own.

This is just my impression, not to be taken too seriously, and definitely not the inside take on the matter.
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