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Old 06-28-2002, 03:43 AM   #2
ianb
Dojo: Shinryukan (Aikikai)
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 10
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Boy, I'm glad you asked. I'm in a yoshinkan dojo at the moment but next year I'll be changing countries, and there's only Aikikai where I'm going.

So I'll be 'changing codes' too. I found the web resources are not so hot on Yoshinkan terms: we are outnumbered, I suspect.

When I started I knew nothing. I found Total Aikido by Gozo Shioda as much an excellent resource for the language as well as for the techniques.

Also, Aikido: Exercises for Teaching and Training by C M Shifflett is pretty good for connecting the language together: when Ms Shifflett describes a techinque, she gives all the names used in the different styles as well as references in different texts.

You are not alone.

Kia ora
Ian
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