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Old 08-25-2000, 04:57 PM   #6
Nick
Dojo: Aikido of Greater Atlanta
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I think this is a relatively sensitive subject for Aikido, since it is relatively new and we'd all (well, most of us) would like to see the art preserved, we try to stick to "O-sensei's Aikido" in order to preserve his memory.

I can imagine the striking arts such as karate, okinawa-te, etc. have changed plenty over the years. From what I've read, jujutsu has too- the sengoku jidai would be an example- jujutsu involved a lot of tantowaza, which meant getting your opponent off balance, and stab him in a weak point of the armor.

My opinion: change with the times but also stick with tradition... as redundant as that sounds...

See ya in Aiki-Hell,

-Nick

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Nick Porter
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