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Old 12-23-2005, 07:57 AM   #18
Dojo: Unity Aikido
Location: Hobart
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 19
Re: Techniques for Demonstration

I'm with you brother Mark it's not about the future of Aikido but what it is. As a beginner I once asked my Sensei why are there different styles? She was a direct student of Tomiki Sensei and said she asked him the same question he abruptly cut here off and said "There is only one Aikido." Now nearly 7 years later and with the rank of NiDan I understand that Tomiki Sensei was talking about principle and with this understanding look to all styles /methods with great love and respect. Although outwardly a method or technique may appear different the core principles are always the same if they arent how could one be doing Aikido? Another simple way that I see it is like all the differeent styles/schools are in a circle looking to its centre with the aim of arriving at that "centre".

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