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Old 07-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #98
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Re: No Competition in Aikido(excluding Tomiki)

As usual when these sort of threads get this long its best to put down the trump card.

He does a great job of putting kata/shiai into historical context - the debate raged in schools of kenjutsu long before aikido - and also I think demonstrates that much of Ueshiba's other views were not that unique either (loving protection).

Finally my favourite Tomiki quote"Those that understand, understand perfectly"

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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