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Old 02-02-2014, 09:32 PM   #11
Dojo: Aiki-Centre
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 95
Re: The History of Aikido in Australia?

Diana Hope wrote: View Post
... I've only ever trained with Aikikai, I've never even met someone who practiced a different style in real life ...
To digress slightly. It is interesting to note the difference between training in Australia to the US. I always noted how closed Aikido was back home, organisations would hold seminars but only be open to members of their organisation. In the US thing are far more open (at least in my limited experience here), I can't think of a seminar I haven't been able to go to regardless of the organisation it was conducted by. Which means I have trained with a larger variety of Aikidoka in the US than I do in Australia, which I think has been a good thing. Maybe this might make an interesting new thread, or is it part of Australian Aikido history?
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