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Old 08-13-2005, 11:11 AM   #49
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Re: What Makes a Technique an "Aikido" Technique?

Having not read the other replis, I would say that what makes a technique an aikido technique is outlined as follows (these can help you identify the characteristics of what makes aikido what it is):

-the ideology behing the technique, e.g., the philosophical reasoning behind the reason of why aikidoka performs a technique a certain way.

-The technique being of a joint lock/pin, or a throw

-body movement such as tenkan while performing a technique

-all the priciples of aiki that you learn while training are recognizable.

I need to give this more thought as this is a quick response.
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