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Old 02-16-2007, 04:34 AM   #88
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
Re: Sport is the new Budo

Hi LC,

To answer your question, yes, if I remember well, I must had done 3-4 years in traditional Aikido and was probably around Nikyu when I tried Shodokan. I have also tried other styles like Yoshinkan, Iwama, Kinomichi and trained at many different dojos around Europe and Asia (had to travel often for my work and I always carried a Gi) and the Shodokan experience was the most uncomfortable for me, but not because of the Randori (done it only once or twice with just one or two partner) but mostly because of the Judo stance from which I had trouble launching any movements. Your theory could be right actually.

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