David Orange wrote:
And Akuzawa's background also seems to be more Chinese than aiki-oriented, so
Not that it matters, I thought I'd set the record straight...
Ark's influence is primarily Japanese Koryu.
The Chinese influence was just him reverse engineering Chinese training methods and he found they meshed perfectly with the core training methods he got from the afore mentioned Koryu.
It really is all the same when you boil down to it