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Old 06-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #18
Erick Mead
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Re: Aikido™ and Aiki…do. Where are we at?

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post

Also in the article it was written:

"Ushiro Sensei taught how he harmonizes with his opponent, which, on the surface at least, seemed quite different from how harmonization is thought of in aikido. "
Interesting choice of words (underlined). What one might discern as different methods of instruction, but equally suitable for unhealthy ego-attachment. My teacher swore once he only ever knew two techniques in aikido -- irimi and tenkan. I've whittlin' mine down ever since.


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