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Old 08-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #23
James Edwards
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 76
United Kingdom
Re: Kata/Suburi apart from Saito Sensei

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
The video of Guy Needler Sensei is fair.Mr Needler gets the sequence of the suburi a bit mixed up but in general the 8 suburi are there.Please tell -why do you state the video is wrong?Are you an authority on Chiba Sensei 's work?
No, I am not an authority on anyone's Aikido work. Perhaps 'wrong' was a bit extreme. However if I may convey my own personal opinion, however insignificant it is, Needler Sensei's style of execution looks very different to the one shown on the Kyu grade guideline dvd which people regard as a good reference. And of course as you have pointed out, the sequence is a bit mixed up.

Please don't get me wrong, I'm only posting for the sake of discussion, not trying to impose any sort of authority on anyone.
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