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Old 07-27-2005, 02:53 AM   #12
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Ever changing Aikido

From what i've seen, most teachers change their techniques or modify their principles over time. Sometimes it is a big change, other times barely noticeable. Your own aikido also tends to change over time, mine certainly has, mostly from a combination of studying with different instructors, whats suited towards my body type/height/weight and then some of my own little stylistic tendancies. The 'standard' nikkyo that I use nowadays is nothing like the 'standard' nikkyo i used 2 years ago, and I doubt it will be the same in another 2 years time, or I at least hope so, becuase otherwise I wont have progressed. Thats the beauty of aikido innit, its ever changing.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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