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Old 01-31-2001, 07:04 AM   #8
Sam
Dojo: Kyogikan Sheffield
Location: UK
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 90
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I find it hard to believe that some of you, whilst you have made interesting points are arrogant enough to believe that the teachings of Tomiki Sensei are wrong. Perhaps you underestimate the amount Tomiki Sensei has done for aikido as a whole. That cannot just be dismissed.
As a student of Tomiki aikido I have always tried to keep an open mind about other styles of aikido and would never dismiss their ideals as wrong.
The word competition is one that seems to give the wrong idea about what we practise. The idea is that it is 'free-play' - the application of aikido on a non-co-operative person in a safe environment.
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