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Old 04-27-2005, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Basic elements of Aikido

IMHO, and not to be disrespectful, "Aikido" is name brand recognition, and is only "Aikido" if it can be traced back to the founder and organization that holds the copyright (though I am unsure if the name was ever legally copyrighted by U.S. standards), O'Sensei and the Ueshiba family.

IMHO Aikido shares techniques and elements with many different arts. Specific elements would be the emphasis on blending and taking balance.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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