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Old 07-11-2013, 05:19 AM   #16
Rupert Atkinson
 
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Re: The Empty Body

I learned some Kashima Shinryu from Kanetsuka Sensei and Ezra Sensei in the 1980s too and still do it today - I feel it really matches well with Aikido. When I went to Japan I trained in Shiseikan for a year at some point and they did it too so it was quite fortunate. I have been doing it by myself ever since. However, I remember a senior sensei (Omura Hiroaki) in Japan criticising my shihonage once when I was doing it kesa-giri style - he spotted it instantly and said, No - do it like shomen-uchi !

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