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KAWAHARA, YUKIO 河原幸男

1940-2 Jun 2011) 8th dan Aikikai. Aikikai Shihan. An official representative of AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO in Canada. Originally a student of Bansen TANAKA in Osaka having begun training at age 17. Relocated to Canada c. 1975 and spent about two years in Montreal. He then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, and regularly taught seminars across Canada, Mexico, the United States and Japan. He served as Chief Instructor of British Columbia Aikido Federation until his passing.