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Old 06-08-2005, 06:26 PM   #18
Rupert Atkinson
 
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Re: aikido and sword principles

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Matthew Materazzi wrote:
Q: What part of Aikido came from swordsmanship?

Sensei: All parts, when I do nikyo, I cut. When I do irimi, I cut, shihonage, it's all kenjutsu.
Yes, because he studied Kenjutsu, so he can relate it to that directly. Many, most Aikidoka do not, they only approximate it. I suspect there is a lot of pretense ...

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