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Old 11-11-2000, 12:12 PM   #3
Nick
Dojo: Aikido of Greater Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 561
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1. Not so much, some focus on competition (Tomiki), while others focus more on waza, less on ki, and vice versa. Basically an organization, in my experience, forms when an instructor has an idea or interpretation of Aikido that no one else seems to have, and wants to share it with others in his/her own unique way.
That's my guess, anyways .
2. Even the greatest and sharpest katana will bend and break if used poorly and with bad instruction. The same holds true for bokken and jo.

-Nick

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Nick Porter
"Do not fall into the trap of the artisan who boasts twenty years of experience, when in fact he has had only one year of experience-- twenty times."
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