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Old 03-25-2014, 09:34 AM   #24
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Re: Why Aikido has such strange strike defense.

Fred Little wrote: View Post
Indeed, the ASU "pre-set" awase jo exercise -- in particular -- seems like nothing so much as a catalog of basic Yagyu Shingan Ryu movements.

That drill, and I think most of the basic ASU jo kata, come from somewhere in the Aikikai, I believe. I have spoken to people from outside of the ASU who recognize those.
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