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Old 03-12-2003, 03:24 PM   #4
Tim Clark
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Very good article, but I would have to say the weakness is not in lack of weapons training, but the level of unarmed training.

Not meaning to sound like another Thomas Makiyama (Keijutsukai aikido), but many Aikido sensei don't teach a strong enough technique for self defence (bad experince with Shin Shin Toitsu aikido). Their technique is more philisophical, and vastly different to how Ueshiba sensei would have taught it; as O'Sensei was fond of pointing out, his technique was the result of sixty years of training, and only Ueshiba could do the soft, graceful aikido effectively anyway.

Big reason for Budo training in
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