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Old 11-24-2006, 09:04 AM   #13
Chris Li
 
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Re: Early Aikido vs Modern Aikido

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Ian Upstone wrote:
I believe Shioda was a sandan in judo when he met Ueshiba. He may have been young, but I would say that would be more than 'a little bit' of experience.
Depends on your viewpoint, of course, but I'd call that "a little bit" for an eighteen year old in Japan. Hardly, in any case, an "experienced fighter".

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Chris

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