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Old 11-16-2007, 01:50 PM   #22
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Birankai in relation to USAF Aikikai

It is my understanding that the Birankai was formed prior to the USAF collapsing the three regions into one organization. In addition to having a large number of dojo in the USA affiliated with him, Chiba Sensei has a significant number of followers outside of the USA as a result of his travels and his previous position overseeing Aikikai dojo in the United Kingdom. I have also been told that relations between the USAF and Birankai remain amicable.

Robert Cronin
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