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Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #7
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Re: Aikikai, Iwama Ryu, Tomiki Ryu, Yoshinkan

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And in the background, the always-inspiring presence of Gandalf Shihan, who defeats his enemies with no-contact kokyunage from a distance of 100 yards...
I believe that would have been the little incident between Gandalf and Sauruman in their little tug o war with Theoden at Edoras... Gandalf delivered some fine Ukemi when he tossed Saurman out. OTOH Grima's Forward Ukemi on the steps outside...(See Extended version of Two Towers) left a bit to be desired.

One would need to consult the Quenta Aikimarillion in order to determine the origin of the many and varied Styles of Middle Earth Aikido.
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