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Old 03-24-2012, 06:24 PM   #64
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: Weapons in Aikido


Keep in mind a closed meeting of Shihan that took place in Japan with Doshu. A shihan stood up and said [I
"We have to stop demonstrating weapons in public in Japan. There are educated budoka watching and they are laughing at us."[/i]
Another shihan privately thanked him for having the courage to finally say it.
And nothing changed. And consider what he said I repeat that nothing has changed.

Dear Dan
I am sure I am not the only person on this forum who would like to know what Shihan said the above to Doshu and when this Shihan said it.I would have thought a statement by any Shihan to Doshu of this nature would have spread like wildfire through the aikido fraternity.I look forward to your reply.i hope as ever you are well.Cheers, Joe.
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