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Old 10-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #135
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

Well....all down to personal experiences really. I'm one of those people who's had Dan to their club.
Just to be clear, you describe a different seminar.

I never heard Dan say negative things about the founder - instead many times he refered to his amazing skills.
Neither have I. In fact Dan mentioned the Founder only once when he supported his approach by quoting a translation from Budo by Chris Li.

For what its worth and because of the question on 'modern Aikido'...
In this thread 'modern Aikido' was introduced by Mark in post #1 ( In my definition I just follow Stanley Pranin article "Is O-Sensei Really the Father of Modern Aikido?" (

Also student of Matsuharu Nakazano & Masamichi Noro and from 1965 student of Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan.

Is this modern Aikido or not?
It is, according to the proposed definition.

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