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Old 07-09-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Best karate style for aikido?

off the top of my head, i would say: shorinryu, isshinryu and gojuryu although many of the gojuryu schools seemed to be more go than ju. the current shotokan tends to be rather linear with lots of muscle power. they missed much of the teaching from Funakoshi.

personally, if you find a systema school near by, i would go with that. but then their training methodology might messing with your yoshinkan aikido and that's a good thing.
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