Thread: Seidokan Aikido
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:14 AM   #17
Dojo: SC Seidokan Aikido
Location: South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13
Re: Seidokan Aikido

Well, as far as a practical self defence application *as a beginner*, I would give someone with seidokan a slight edge- simply because our techniques tend to to be simpler in execution, and because because our philosophy is to train realisticly. With enough training both styles likely equally effective, but I think seidokan is a little easier to learn.

I have to agree with everyone else who has said that the teacher and the people should be your primary deciding factor. I would personally recommend Seidokan over Aikikai, as my experience with it has been very good, and I personally prefer it over what experience I've had with Aikikai, but that is only a personal preference. Try out both and see which fits you best.
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