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Old 10-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Re: Ju-Jitsu to compliment Aikido

Ueshiba did some Yagyu Shingan ryu, some of the koryu stuff preserved in Judo, and was deeply involved in Daito ryu Aikijujutsu.

There may or may not be any benefit to cross-training, it really depends on what kind of Aikido you are practicing and what is available in terms of these other arts. Whatever you are looking for, you could probably find a different Aikido dojo that would offer that to you, whether you are looking for a more spiritual approach, a more technical approach, more pain, etc.
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