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Old 11-25-2008, 09:28 AM   #5
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,511
Re: How was the Old Budo Yoseikan

Thanks, Carl and Ben.

I had the good fortune of training at Minoru Mochizuki's hombu dojo in Shizuoka City (now Seifukai hombu, if I'm not mistaken) from 1990 to 1995. Since my previous posts have been noted, I guess there's not much more for me to say about it. I haven't been affiliated with any Yoseikan or Seifukai dojos since returning to the US. I have heard that the old dojo beside the Abe river was bought by Sato-san, who doubtless operates it in much the same spirit at Minoru Mochizuki Sensei did. It was very sad to hear of the passing of Akira Tezuka Sensei, who was very young, indeed. He was a very good man and an excellent budoka.

Ben McClean wrote: View Post
...currently have 2 Sensei's ( Nobumasa Yoshida & Kazuyoshi Koga ) here in Perth Australia visiting.
I knew both those men, though I knew Koga Sensei better. I believe Yoshida Sensei was a pharmacist, working in Tokyo and I think he would have been a major figure in the Nihon Budo Kokusai Renmei that Mochizuki Sensei created when he left the Kokusai Budo Renmei. I didn't see him often, but I trained a good bit with Koga Sensei, whom I remember as a very good technician and a very nice person. Please give them my best wishes.


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