Thread: aikikai?
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Old 08-25-2000, 07:56 AM   #1
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Dojo: Midwest Center For Movement & Aikido Bukou Dojos
Location: Hudson, WI
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I would like to know your opinions on the contention that aikikai is not a style, but an umbrella under which many people can find association. My aikido was predominantly aikikai, but, whenever I visited other schools I saw profound differences in philosophy as well as in technique. So, would you consider aikikai a style, or something else. Or is it just a matter of the, "How many aikidoka does it take to change a lightbulb?" thing.
Answer: Eleven. One to change the lightbulb and 10 to remark on how they do it differently in their dojo.

In aiki,

Mike Ellefson
Midwest Center
For Movement &
Aikido Bukou
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