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Old 03-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #90
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 634
Re: Best karate style for aikido?

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
I would suggest that Shotokai would be a good choice for Aikidoka. Master Harada is a wonderful example of a karate exponent/karate teacher.
I totally agree.

In 1963 Kenshiro Abbe Sensei invited Mitsusuke Harada Sensei to Britain. Harada Sensei was a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi Sensei....Harada Sensei was given mat space at the Hut Dojo to help him get established, I trained personally with him as there were no students in the beginning, Harada Sensei took a keen interest in Aikido, I would teach him some Aikido and he in turn would teach me Karate, he actually applied some Aikido into his Karate, developing his own style of " ShotoKai Karate "...Harada Sensei had been a bodyguard to the Emperor

Henry Ellis
British Aikido History
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