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HIRATA, TOKUJI 平田徳治

An early student of Koichi TOHEI in Hawaii. Appears as an UKE in Tohei's first book in English entitled Aikido (see bibl. ). Relocated to San Diego, California in the late 1950s where he opened one of the first AIKIKAI HOMBU-affiliated schools in the continental U. S.