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Old 03-12-2004, 10:15 AM   #17
aikidocapecod
Dojo: Shobu Aikido Cape Cod
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2003
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I remember reading something O'Sensei said once....though this is not a direct quote as I do not have the reading material in front of me.....

He said, "Do not try to exactly copy what I do. Take what you learn here and make it your own".

To me that means a technique can be done many ways. As was said earlier....some will work and some will not. But I have found that when I do a technique poorly it will never work...no matter how compliant Uke is!!

Also....Aikido would be very very boring if all Aikidoka the world over did each technique exactly the same way....
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