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Old 03-12-2004, 04:55 PM   #25
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Ron Tisdale wrote:
Interesting. Some would say that resistant randori is the only way to know whether or not the above is true. Resistant randori being a hallmark of shodokan aikido, and all. Not so much least from what I've heard and read.

Hi Ron!

Well, there should be no concept of "resistant randori". Why? It shoud be randori which means to "seize chaos". Therefore it is implied that resistance already exists. In other words, randori should be real with honest attacks, period!

In Tomiki-ryu, the sport is to see how clean one's technique is during a predetermined attack and also with their katas. I could be wrong as this aspect might have changed since I last came into contact with it but this is what I observed during my very brief stint with this art.

Brad Medling
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