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Old 12-02-2011, 05:35 AM   #44
Demetrio Cereijo
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Re: O'Sensei teaching Aikido at the Hombu Dojo after WWII

Ken McGrew wrote: View Post
I have never personally heard Saotome Sensei say 20 years with the founder. I've heard him say 15 years he knew O Sensei. I think the confusion some people may have made is this: 1975 (the year he left Japan) - 1955 (the year he met O Sensei) = 20 years.

When Saotome Sensei stated "I practiced close to O Sensei - you can't imagine- for 20 years, I have these memories..." (same source) was he accurate?