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Old 04-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
Peter Boylan
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 291
Our Favorite Teachers

I got a card from one of my favorite budo teachers in Japan earlier this year, and I've been thinking about him a lot recently. The result is that I wrote this blog about him. How he treated me and and how other students around him responded to him.


Who are some of your favorite teachers, and why? Is there an anecdote about them that displays some of what makes them wonderful to you?

Peter Boylan
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Budo Books, Videos, Equipment from Japan
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Dojo: Roswell Budokan, Kyushinkan (AWA)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 71
Re: Our Favorite Teachers

Peter, right on the money. I find that as the years go by, the people I learn the best from are the ones that challenge me and make me ask if my techniques really work. Luckily my teaches call me out if I don't perform up to expectations!

Derek Duval
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
Robert Cowham
Dojo: East Sheen Aikido and Kashima No Tachi
Location: London, UK
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 282
Re: Our Favorite Teachers

Great post - enjoy your time with him!
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
Dojo: North Florida School of Aikido (ASU)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Re: Our Favorite Teachers

Though I never actually met him in person, I loved the teachings and writings of the late Rev. Kensho Furuya Sensei of ACLA. Both his videos (Art of Aikido), book (Kodo: Ancient Ways) and posts from his old Yahoo group have always been among my favorite. A veritable walking encyclopedia of all things Aikido and Japanese Sword related. A true warrior-scholar. I've also loved any and all experiences I've had with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei (ASU). He has wonderful technique and an even more wonderful personality and teaching style.
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