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Old 04-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #38
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Re: Traditional Aikido vs Nihon Goshin

From Aikido FAQ website:
"Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to by his title 'O Sensei' or 'Great Teacher')."

From the posted NGA site.
"Nihon Goshin Aikido (Japanese Self Defense) is a system which was founded and developed by Japanese Martial Arts master named Shodo Morita"

Something here is seriously different and odd. I always was of the belief that Aikido was founded and developed by Morihei Ueshiba as per the commonly accepted deffinition. If you're art was developed by someone else and you don't bow to O'Sensei's picture, you are not really practicing what is commonly reffered to and accepted as Aikido.

I'm not saying that its not a good martial art, or that you should not practice it, but the use of the word Aikido in the name clearly implies some kind of deception. At least it does to me and the majority of people who consider the Aikido FAQ definition as the correct one for the therm AIKIDO.

Just my two cents.
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