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Old 08-18-2008, 10:38 AM   #19
Fred Little
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Re: Aikido "Action Cut" Video with Matsuoka Sensei

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
Compare and contrast (Not for skill level, but just in how the body is being held) the original posted video with the two below.

Hiya Mark:

Whatever else one might say about the Shioda clip, I think that the greater portion of Dan's original post on this thread is quite applicable to the "weapons work" on display in it:

It displays such a profound lack of understanding of weapons that after the students picked them up -class should have begun with a few years worth of corrections. This is a good demonstration of why most every Koryu art dismisses Aikido's use of weapons. It is foundationally flawed in it approach.
Since Shioda (as we have been told many, many times) trained in Daito Ryu, was licensed in Daito Ryu, developed his fundamental skills in Daito Ryu, and is widely touted as an exemplar of the internal skills that are found in Daito Ryu, one might wonder if we should take the clip as compelling evidence that we should "dismiss (Daito Ryu)'s use of weapons" and regard it as 'foundationally flawed it its approach."



Last edited by Fred Little : 08-18-2008 at 10:45 AM. Reason: comprehensibility
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