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Old 04-01-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
justinm
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As an additional thought to the above, I have trained under many different Yoshinkan instructors, ranging from a new shodan to Terada Sensei (9th Dan), and while their ability varies enormously as you would expect, the actual techniques taught are pretty much identical, following the prescribed steps. Teaching in Yoshinkan Aikido in my experience rarely goes beyond kihon waza, with little room for variation.

In this sense it seems closer to a koryu than the other styles of aikido I have experienced, where variation is much more widely embraced, leading to much more varied teaching and learning styles.

Justin

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