Thread: 2nd Kyu
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:59 PM   #23
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Re: 2nd Kyu

Jason Casteel wrote: View Post

We're a Ki society offshoot (the first I believe). Our sensei (Roy Suenaka) trained under O'sensei and Tohei sensei and was one of Tohei sensei's shihan when he broke from the Aikikai. He separated from Tohei sensei around 1977 and has been teaching his own style out of Charleston, Sc since then. It's obviously very similar to what Tohei sensei was teaching in those early years, but also contains a lot of what he learned from O'sensei directly as well as his own extensive martial arts background and combat history. We're recognized by the Aikikai, by way of his history with them, but not affiliated beyond that.
I would like to try a Ki Society one day... been interested in it ever since I read interviews with Tohei Sensei. [I believe he is still alive, but retired?]

Ive heard they have videos but you have to be a member to purchase them? [Interesting that its not open for public purchase, but I guess I can see the logic there.]

Thanks for sharing about your organization.

Linda Eskin wrote: View Post
Thank goodness I don't have to worry about 2nd kyu for a few years (just did 5th kyu yesterday). Here's ours:
Linda it looks like they give you a nice variation of techniques at the beginning to work and get familiar with... thats pretty cool.

Basia Halliop wrote: View Post
... but more on how well you use the basic principles, ways of moving, posture, etc, in all your techniques.
totally understand...



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