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Old 05-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #73
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Re: Can we see that aikido is all over the place in MMA?

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
There's that dance that Morihei Ueshiba promoted to 10th Dan (without any in class experience), so I don't know that it holds that you have to be in a formal Aikido class in order to be doing Aikido, at least according to the Founder.

It's interesting that Ueshiba presented a number of definitions for Aikido, none of which mentioned the technical curriculum of throws and locks.

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Chris
The technical curriculum of throws and locks is the only way to arrive at a definition of aikido that has any practical meaning at all, no matter what O Sensei says.

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