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Old 09-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #29
Richard Stevens
Location: Indianapolis
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 165
Re: How does Aikido compare to Aiki-Jujutsu?

In regards to "variations" during testing are you referring to oyo waza (applied techniques). Our testing is the same as yours then. I actually enjoy the inclusion of both applied techniques and knife defenses. It keeps training more interesting. If we only practiced basic kata and nothing else I think it would get pretty boring. Our group also practices Kokamishin so a lot of those techniques find their way into our "applied" curriculum. Interestingly a number of Kokamishin techniques are very similar to Aikido.
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