Thread: Why oh why?
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Old 11-17-2000, 11:08 PM   #5
Paul
Location: Edinburgh
Join Date: Aug 2000
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I Don't Know

I have just read the aikiweb interview with Stanley Pranin,

http://www.aikiweb.com/interviews/pranin0800.html

which it is made clear that there is no real evidence to suggest that o'sensei studied any weapon arts in depth and the reason aikido can be thought of in terms of sword work, probably, was beacause Sokaku Takeda major arts were the sword arts and even though he didn't teach sword work often he must have used its principles.

As for the jo I don't know and so I will say so rather than tell you something which I am not sure about. If you have queations on aikido history Stan is the man.



Regards Paul Finn
Edinburgh
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