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U. S. Air Force retired. Aikido and karate instructor. First taught aikido by Koichi TOHEI in Hawaii in 1953. Early foreign practitioner at the AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO. Established the first aikido dojo in Okinawa in 1961. Relocated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1972 and remained there after retirement from the military in 1978. Founder and president of the American International Ki Development and Philosophical Society. Mr. Roy Suenaka, 4341 Bream Rd. , Charleston Heights, SC 29405 USA.