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Old 08-19-2008, 11:34 AM   #55
jennifer paige smith
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Re: The continued Evolution of Aikido

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
Kenji Tomiki, Gozo Shioda and Minoru Mochizuki often spoke about the deficiencies within the modern Aikido movements. They stated that modern Aikido was lacking, that's one the reason we have Yoseikan, Yoshinkan and Tomiki Aikido. It's not complete. Gozo Shioda was the closest student to O'sensei, so what makes you know more than him? No martial art is complete. They all have some deficiency. Maybe you mean it's complete for you. What's complete for one is not for the other. We will all have satisfactions that are different.
But they didn't say it was missing in aikido. Just like the teachings of Christ are often lost in modern christianity It doen't mean that Jesus' message is 'not good enough'.

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