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Old 09-15-2002, 01:21 AM   #2
PeterR
 
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I put quite alot - not so much in that I'm another S. Pranin in the works but I think lineage is very much a part of where my Aikido is.

Ueshiba M. did not develope in a vacuum and the Aikido we get today in heavily influenced by those who were his students. My physical understanding of Aikido is influenced by my mental understanding and that certainly is obtained through the filter of my teacher, the writings of his teacher and what I've learned about the history (oral and written).

The mat is paramount but ....

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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