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Old 08-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
Nicholas Eschenbruch
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Re: Biography of Christian Tissier Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai

Jørgen Jakob Friis wrote: View Post
Very interesting story. Every country should have such a dedicated pioneer to get aikido truly off the ground. It means a world of difference when it comes to attracting people to what we do.
You know, I think Tissier Sensei is really great and a major positive force in European Aikido, but Aikido in France started whith Tadashi Abe in the early 50s, and continued with Tamura Sensei in the early 60s, so I would not quite call him a pioneer.
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