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Old 10-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #200
Chris Li
 
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
Saotome's resume (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsugi_Saotome) sounds like a standard, postwar, Kishomaru/Tohei, student experience.

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 .
I said that I trained with him in the '80's - that was almost 25 years ago and since then I've trained with a number of other groups, including with Iwama groups and with Morihiro Saito in Iwama.

I just preferred the Yamaguchi teachers that I've trained with - that's a personal preference, as much to do with personality as anything else, it's not a statement about different styles.

I've also trained with Yoshinkan groups, and spent a few years in Daito-ryu, and others. I've seen the elephant.

So...what's your elephant? And does it make an iota of difference to the discussion?

Best,

Chris

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