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05-29-2005, 10:26 PM
Is Aikiken extracted/watered-down Yagyu Shinkage Ryu?
05-30-2005, 04:54 AM
No, as far as I know it's not. What make you think that?
05-30-2005, 05:07 AM
And btw "Aikiken" is a rather broad term. What style of aikiken are you thinking of? Saito-style? Shirata? Nishio? Saotome?
05-30-2005, 07:41 AM
Iwama Ryu, I heard O'Sensei studied shinkage ryu. Whilst Kishomaru studied Kashima Shin-Ryu
05-30-2005, 07:54 AM
According to those who know more than me, there are striking similarities between the first partner katas in Kashima Shinto Ryu and the first ken awase-exercises in Iwama style weapons.
As far as I remember the little Yagyu Shinkage Ryu that O´sensei studied focused on taijutsu, not kenjutsu.
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