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Old 12-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #31
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Re: Aikido Isn't Bullshit

Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
If we are talking about Aikido as practiced nowadays I would say it looks more like the way nidai doshu and sandai doshu move. If you go through the books on Aikido published by them over the decades, you can see the changes that they have made. Many of these changes were made long after Tohei had left hombu dojo.

Disagree to a degree - if you go back to before the split, you will see Tohei and NiDai Doshu doing the same thing - as things progressed, each Doshu may have added their own flair to their Aikido - but my point was that Tohei was the first one to develop a waza curriculum back in the 50s and not Kisshomaru.

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