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Old 03-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #36
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Re: Weapons in Aikido

Most Japanese martial arts evolved from a weapons based arts into taijutsu. As opposed to chinese martial arts which have arts that were completely built from the ground zero as weapon less arts.

Aikido is no different, so it makes a lot of sense to understand your roots.

Having said that, you don't need to be the greatest swords smith on earth to be a good swordsman. So...

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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