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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #17
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: Why people don't like Aikikai?

Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
Dear Carsten,
Do you think the Japanese have the monopoly on Aikido?In the 60s /70s Japanese Judoka were the kings, now the European/Korean guys are just as good.No one person has all the answers.There are many talented Aikidoka who are not Japanese.Tissier for example probably has more students than Hombu.In France the French out number the Japanese in aikido students..I would have thought most people would prefer a relationship where both the Japanese/others would interact and discuss issues with each other rather than one group be subordinate to the other.Cheers, Joe.
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