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Old 07-31-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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Rendez-Vous with Adventure

I just watched Rendez-Vous with Adventure, a 1958 film with O'Sensei. Does anyone know who the instructors are that the film-maker keeps mentioning in the video? I was curious if they were any of the "greats" in the Aikido world today.

Sorry if this has already been asked.


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Old 07-31-2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

Mr. Hanson,

Tohei Koichi Shihan and Ueshiba Kisshomaru Doshu are the instructors that are being referred to...Unfortunately both are no longer with us.

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Old 07-31-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

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Mr. Hanson,

Tohei Koichi Shihan and Ueshiba Kisshomaru Doshu are the instructors that are being referred to...Unfortunately both are no longer with us.

Train well,

Mickey
Thank you very much Mickey. It was a very interesting video.


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Old 07-31-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

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Mr. Hanson,

Tohei Koichi Shihan and Ueshiba Kisshomaru Doshu are the instructors that are being referred to...Unfortunately both are no longer with us.

Mickey
He may have turned over the presidency of Ki Society to his son, but Tohei Sensei is still quite alive.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

My apologies...I thought Tohei Shihan passed away last year, again my sincerest apologies.

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Old 08-01-2008, 02:28 AM   #6
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

Reports of his death have indeed been somewhat exaggerated. I was reading an article in a MA magazine just the other day, wherein there was a vintage picture of the instructor on whose bio the article was based, eating dinner with Koichi Tohei. The caption of the photo referred to him as "the late Tohei Sensei"... A friend who is a longtime direct student of Tohei Sensei, and visits with him at least yearly, reports that, although wheelchair-bound these days, Tohei Sensei is indeed still very sharp.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:11 AM   #7
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He may have turned over the presidency of Ki Society to his son, but Tohei Sensei is still quite alive.
Oh, good to know.

For those of you who haven't seen the video, it is quite interesting. I enjoyed seeing the footage of O'Sensei.

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Old 08-01-2008, 10:16 AM   #8
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A friend who is a longtime direct student of Tohei Sensei, and visits with him at least yearly, reports that, although wheelchair-bound these days, Tohei Sensei is indeed still very sharp.
I think being in a wheelchair after a lifetime of training would be a difficult thing to endure. I sometimes worry that my old bones will not allow me to train until my death.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

Also visible in the video is Tamura throwing Chiba many times.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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Re: Rendez-Vous with Adventure

Ricky Wood wrote:
I think being in a wheelchair after a lifetime of training would be a difficult thing to endure. I sometimes worry that my old bones will not allow me to train until my death.

Ricky,
There is plenty you can do from a seated position. Your butt cheeks are just as capable of establishing a route/root to the ground as your legs are.

I wonder whether Tohei still trains, in that respect. Sagawa was reputed to have been able to throw his students around even when he was lying on his deathbed.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:33 AM   #11
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Great video, the entire set is awesome. I like the earlier ones, but yeah that vid is amazing.

Before you drive or steer your vehicle, you must first start the engine, release the brake and find gear!
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:36 AM   #12
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Tohei Sensei still directs the instruction of the new generation of Instructors, but thats all.

Before you drive or steer your vehicle, you must first start the engine, release the brake and find gear!
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