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Old 01-27-2006, 12:49 AM   #85
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: Shodokan, Tomiki, Aikikai?

so basically you know jack??? Do you train at a dojo or club or just read books and forums? Good instruction is light years ahead of any thing you can garner from a book... I started with Yoshinkan Style when I was stationed in Japan in the navy in about 1988... try to understand that there are many different takes on the practice and philosophy of aikido and even within the same organization there may be various "sub-styles" as some people are more martial, and some more spiritual... as a younger person I suggest you would perhaps be more disposed toward a more physical, robust, "street" oriented practice... save the philosophy for us old timers...

Edwin Neal

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