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Old 05-18-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Aikido from Children's Movement?

Hello, folks.

I'm pretty new to this board, but I've been doing aikido sinc 1975 and lived in Japan in the early 1990s. Aikido Journal recently published my essay on their blog:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/?id=1985

Basically, my idea is that some very highly-skilled master noticed children's ways of escaping their handlers when they didn't want to be picked up. The master used this type of movement, added appropriate locks and aiki-jujutsu was born.

Any thoughts on this?

Best wishes.

David
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