Thread: Aikido vs Kempo
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Old 08-03-2000, 08:07 AM   #2
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I've had the pleasure of training with a shorinji kempo instructor in a couple of seminars at a judo dojo in town. The wrist locks and use of pressure points are quite similar to aikido. They also try to be fairly subtle in their production of kuzushi. There is a dark side though. Most, of their techniques result in serious damage to opponents. And they are very painful. The final goal is victory over an opponent. So, it will probably come down to your personal philosophy: Are you looking to be victorious over opponents? Or are you looking to be victorious over yourself?

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