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Old 09-28-2011, 08:42 AM   #23
Dojo: Stockholms Aikidoklubb
Location: Stockholm
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 601
Re: Aiki Ken and Ken justu

Allen Beebe wrote: View Post
Oh yeah, just a thought . . .

If Aiki Ken, Jo, and Taijutusu have no martial veracity and are not meant to have any martial veracity but specifically intended to illustrate the commonly known (soon I'll know too I hope) "Principles of Aiki," then it follows that Aikido would have no martial veracity unless of course the "Principles of Aiki" were had martial veracity.

It occurs to me that this observation would kill all "is Akido an effective martial art" threads and the fact that the "Principles of Aiki" are well known should kill many others as well.

It would at least answer a lot of common questions.
I alluded to that in post nr 16. There is always the "thatīs not how you handle a sword"-reaction regarding aikiken from within the aikido community, but itīs not like aikido is known for itīs excellent unarmed fighting ability either.

Last edited by grondahl : 09-28-2011 at 08:44 AM.
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