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Old 05-05-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
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Re: O' Sensei's View on Sword Training

Hello Yanir,

I find it hard to believe that Morihei spoke negatively of sword training, although maybe he was making the point that no one actually carried swords anymore. Regardless, weapon training is absolutely essential. It is not possible to develop a true understanding and appreciation for the aikido techniques if empty-hand training is all you engage in.

-Michael
"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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