Originally posted by taro
By the way, you mentioned Shodokan. Isn't that a form of karate? Or is that another branch of aikido I'm unfamiliar with?
I guess Sean already answered the question. Shodokan is a great style though. I think it's a good balance between the self defence and chracter building aspects of Aikido.
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