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Old 08-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #17
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Poll: Is there a universally accepted definition of the term "aikido"?

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But why does Korindo call itself "Aikido", if it does not refer to one of the Aikido sensei?
The term aikido was first used as a general category for a grouping of martial arts. Basically I believe it pointed toward arts that were not competitively oriented, and had links to koryu, though they were practiced as modern arts. In a general sense of course, and with all the usual caveats. Aikido Journal has some good articles on how the name was given.

The founder of Korindo aikido did train for a time with Ueshiba Sensei, but apparently he considered himself a contemporary more than a student.

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Ron

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