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Old 04-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #11
Russell Pearse
Dojo: Takemusu Aiki Association
Location: Sydney
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13
Australia
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Re: There is only one *TRUE* style of Aikido. . .

Hi:

The way we train is that we learn the kihon or fundamental forms up to nidan. It is only above this level that we can branch out and start to develop our "own" aikido. But sensei insists that while we can explore our own aikido in training, we must teach kihon to junior students.

It is like a tree - we must develop a strong root structure and trunk before we branch out into the variations of techniques.

Russell
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