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Old 05-19-2003, 05:05 PM   #15
Dave Miller
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Dojo: UCO Budo Society
Location: Oklahoma
Join Date: Apr 2003
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When you consider some of the founder's top students, such as Tomiki, they all did Aikido quite differently from him. That's where the "art" of "martial art" comes in. Once a person learns the basic techniques of the martial style (usually around Shodan) then they begin to learn the art of the martial style. This is where divergence and evolution comes in. It's good for the style in terms of both martial skills and art, IMHO.


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