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Old 12-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
Dojo: Torrey Pines Aiki Kai
Location: San Diego
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 101
Is Tohei the only one…?

A question for the scholars of Aikiweb. It is well documented that Tohei upon arriving in Hawaii had to reformulate his mechanics to deal with 300lb Samoans, and (I assume) to a lesser extent, large Americans. Did any of the other shihans responsible for spreading Aikido to the west publicly acknowledge their own "reformations" or is Tohei unique in that respect?

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