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Old 04-09-2004, 04:00 PM   #7
Dojo: New York Aikikai; Byakkokan Dojo (Toyama Ryu Battodo)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 71
Check out Gaku Homm's book, the Structure of Aikido. It lays out relations between sword vs. sword, empty hand vs. sword, and mpty hand vs. empty hand techniques. The theme of the book is that they're all basically the same movements, and who has what is fairly inconsequential.

Once you get a hold of a copy, look for the open hand technique that most resembles the tachidori you're thinking of, and the tachidori will be on the same page, right next to it.

Aikido is the art of hitting an assailant with the planet.
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