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Old 02-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #156
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
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Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

i assure you my aikido is aikido, and is not flawed by my sensei's and i don't think it is possible to loose it... it is also never possible to learn too much, nor is the effort too much to spend... look at Osensei his aikido changed throughout his life so which is the 'real' aikido... the answer is it is all aikido... ultimately aikido encompasses all martial arts and techniques as takemusu aiki means infinite creativity of waza... my sensei's would never say 'no you can't teach that' unless i was teaching it wrong! you can never do the 'same' ikkyo twice any more than you can step on the same piece of water twice... the stream never stops flowing...

Edwin Neal


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