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Old 01-02-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
Cady Goldfield
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Re: Maruyama Shuji's ("That's not my aikido," REDUX

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Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
And Saito Morihiro remembers, as do many others, how Ueshiba much preferred suwariwaza techniques. Cumulatively, this does emphasize <whether as a methodology of internal training or simply because of Ueshiba's attachment to tradition> that if one wants to do Ueshiba Morihei's aikido, like it or not, suwariwaza is central.
Addressing "whether as a methodology of internal training or simply because of Ueshiba's attachment to tradition," I'd lean toward the former, for reasons set forth in the "Suwariwaza and Internal Training" thread in the Internal Training in Aikido forum.
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