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Old 03-20-2010, 05:20 AM   #21
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Re: aikido Vs ju jitsu

George Howard wrote: View Post
...I wonder if he ever took up aikido. Maybe he's a dan grade by now...

Ahmad: I believe the fight you refer to was Masahiko Kimura, apparently regarded as the greatest ever judoka, Vs Helio Gracie, the man who created BJJ/Gracie jiu-jitsu:
Dear GG,
While Kimura Sensei was an undoubted master of Judo he was beaten in a contest [the only time in his career ] by Kenshiro Abbe 8th Dan , founder of Kyu Shin Do .Abbe Sensei , having met him ,was in my opinion one of the greatest Martial artists ever.Abbe Sensei , was also a student of Aikido , and he was instrumental in bringing Aikido to the U.K.On a personal note , seeing Abbe Sensei and training with him in Aikido, inspired me to study Aikido.I was at that time studying Judo.As a judoka Abbe Sensei may well be the greatest ever.
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