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Old 08-27-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
David Orange
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Re: Why is there so much confusion about Aikido.

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
Not true. The original Aikido (Aikibudo) was for combat and self defense. Aikido changed after the religious conversion of Ueshiba. The early students have preserved the original combat Aikido.
Here's how it looked when it was a bit closer to the pre-war style:

The first part is technical rationale, the second is the randori.


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