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Old 01-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #24
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Re: the purpose of suburi in aikido?

Onegaishimasu, training in suburi prepares you for partner practice. That's a simple answer I know; when Bill Witt Shihan learned the suburi from M. Saito Shihan, he practiced them for 2 years and when he returned to Iwama, he learned that he was ready for partner practice. That's the story I read in Aikido Journal many years ago.
In gassho,
Mark

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