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Old 11-17-2003, 10:16 AM   #5
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 425
I learned Saito Sensei's weapons. I had an occassion to attend a seminar with Kobayashi Sensei and his Kumi Tachi & Kumi Ken were very different from Saito's. He may have learned from Saito, but I think he changed alot of things. Now I train at a different dojo and the weapons are Saito and Chiba. Some of the Saito weapons are different, but my Sensei said that Saito taught different variations. Also, Chiba Sensei has his own take on weapons. I emailed Pat Hendricks Sensei to try and get certified in Saito Iwama weapons, but she told me that they no longer are doing that.

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