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Old 10-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #197
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
I meant the "categorizing" part.

If it matters, I got my ni-dan from Saotome back in the '80's and then spent a number of years in Japan, where I trained with a number of people in a number of arts - but so far I've always come back to Yamaguchi related lineages.

So...most of my instructors have been one step from the Founder.


Saotome's resume ( sounds like a standard, postwar, Kishomaru/Tohei, student experience.

"There are now two people that I can talk to. They are Yamaguchi Sensei and Saito Sensei. Their forms are completely different, but it's good study for me. They both have something I don't have. Technically, Yamaguchi uses the ken and although Saito Sensei uses the ken too, you could almost say their approaches are opposite. Saito Sensei is the only person who can hand down O-Sensei's Aikido exactly as it was."
According to this quote from Nishio, Ymaguchi was doing his own thing.

Perhaps this is why, you don't find the Founder's Aikido in yours .

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