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Old 08-18-2008, 09:06 AM   #34
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: The continued Evolution of Aikido

John Matsushima wrote: View Post
Adding more waza, swordwork, competition, etc, expands the Aikido to encompass more, but it does little to bring it to new heights.
I don't think so. There are multiple examples of people who added techniques and/or principles of other arts bringing aikido to new heights. I'm thinking of people like Nishio (judo, karate, swordmanship), Yamaguchi (KSR), Michio (bojutsu), Tohei (yoga), Sugawara (TSKSR and CIMA) and many others; I don't see their work as going backwards.