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Old 04-30-2011, 09:49 PM   #141
Tony Wagstaffe
Location: Winchester
Join Date: Oct 2005
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Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Lots claim to be not only the last but also the closer to him.

Anyway, what is around is: Homma Sensei was born in 1950, started training under Maruyama Shuji Sensei in Akita when he was around 12 years old. Maruyama moved to USA in 1966. Homma Sensei could have trained in Iwama under O Sensei between 1966 and 1969.

Here is a pic of Homma Sensei in Iwama (year 1968).

Entry in Aikido Journal Encyclopedia:

Hirosawa Sensei was born in Iwama in 1937 and started training in aikido in 1958. Claims are he received "the real" from O Sensei himself.

Video of Hirosawa Sensei:
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