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Old 04-23-2011, 08:15 AM   #28
Tony Wagstaffe
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Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

Maybe where its headed to? More health less"thump"?

I don't think Saito would lie about such matters, I am pretty sure that what he said is the truth....

Good solid hard practice is the only way to achieve what he was doing.... What possible advantage would he have in saying it?

Had I had a choice and the time, and the money, I would have gone to try at Iwama, but I have made my choice and am happy with it....

In some ways I don't see a lot of difference in the T/S aikido and the "Iwama" style.....

Consider the fact that Hitohiro is now on his own, he's a pretty solid looking chap and I dare say so is his aikido....

Wouldn't you say that tells you something?

Even Proff Ueshiba told Saito senior to go and put some muscle on as he feared that Saito might not cope with some of the stronger types..... Tells me a lot....
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