Thread: Koryu
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
Lorien Lowe
Dojo: Northcoast Aikido
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Koryu

A bit of googling has previously inclined me to think that this term meant 'traditional' in the sense of bows, garments, spiritual and personal development vs. a focus on winning fights, etc - and I had thought that, therefore, it applied to aikido in general. However, a poster with a good background to know better said in a recent thread that 'aikido isn't koryu,' so: just what does 'koryu' mean?

Thanks in advance,
Lorien
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