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(1937-1992). An early American practitioner who lived among the UCHIDESHI at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO in Tokyo for several years in the early 1960s. Dobson returned to the U. S. in the early 1970s and resided initially in the San Francisco area where he gave frequent seminars. He later moved to the East Coast and settled in Vermont. Dobson appears in a rare 1962 film taking UKEMI for Morihei UESHIBA (See Video #16). He also co-authored a book, Giving in To Get Your Way (see bibl. ) in which aikido philosophy figures prominently.

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