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Old 06-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #22
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 7

Erick Mead wrote: View Post

On the other hand, is he by any chance a member of the JSDF or any reserve component? If not, I see your point; if so -- not so much.
I very much doubt it. At the first demonstration Mitsuteru Ueshiba did not wear a hakama and was probably still at high school. In fact we talked briefly about which university he would enter (definitely not one of the top national universities--far too difficult). Postwar Japan does not have a tradition of high school military cadets. Mitsuteru Ueshiba was very recently made Assistant Head of the Hombu Dojo (道場長補佐) and he has begin to teach beginners' classes.


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