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Old 07-25-2008, 12:26 PM   #1
James Edwards
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Chiba Sensei's Name?

I've been wondering what the 'T.K.' in T.K. Chiba Shihan's initial stands for. In the US he is usually known as Kazuo Chiba. In the UK or within Birankai he seems to always be named as "T.K. Chiba".

The K might just be Kazuo but might it be a reference to his zen name? If anyone knows the pronounciation of his zen name or how to write it, that might be a clue as well?
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: Chiba Sensei's Name?

Hi James,

T stands for Taiwa - Chiba Sensei's Buddhist name
K stands for Kazuo - Chiba Sensei's given/first name
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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Re: Chiba Sensei's Name?

i thought there was an "S" in the name somewhere for "Sonny" (sorry, couldn't help myself)
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
James Edwards
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Re: Chiba Sensei's Name?

Davinder Bath wrote: View Post
Hi James,

T stands for Taiwa - Chiba Sensei's Buddhist name
K stands for Kazuo - Chiba Sensei's given/first name
Thank you for the answer sensei.
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