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Old 06-06-2002, 07:51 PM   #20
Dojo: SBMA Aikido Dojo
Location: Olongapo, Phillippines
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 13
Originally posted by Erik

I think I'm with Peter on this one. I'm no Aikido history expert, and it's been some time since I opened the Dynamic Sphere, but my take on the large circular movements are that they are the more modern approach. I would argue, not too strenuously though, that the first Doshu probably sent things down this path as much as anyone. May the history minded and more knowledgeable on this topic correct me.
Hi! I'm not also much with history but one of my previous sensei told me that we are actually learning the more traditional arts now than what we previously learn but somehow I appreciate knowing both versions coz now I can somehow create my own or I think I can somehow he he he.

I'm just missing the old randori, taigi and weapon stuffs coz now we don't get much of it.

Happy training ....

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