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Old 08-12-2007, 08:02 PM   #15
jennifer paige smith
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Re: New breed of Aikido

Raul Rodrigo wrote: View Post
Its the kind of thing that give Filipino aikidoka a bad name.
Now, I wouldn't go that far. Bad aikido gives aikido a bad name. This is something that is different. I'm not sure exactly what it is and how the club became inclined to describe it as Aikido. But I don't think we need to worry about aikido getting a bad name. But let's practice in deep earnest ourselves this week, just to be sure.

I'm very interested in how these guys came into 'being'. And what attracts them to aikido that they would choose this name. Also, I wonder, if they were xposed to some early off shoot aikido group that isn't the o'sensei brand, if you will. Lots of intrigue. Hmmmm.

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