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Old 04-25-2004, 02:10 AM   #17
dion
Dojo: san diego aikikai
Location: San Diego
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Re: If you have trained in both Aikikai and Iwama, please help me...

I have trained in both and decided to dedicate to aikikai, iwama was too soft for me and I felt aikikai weapons were better for me. I don't think styles/systems are the issue, I think it's the particular instructor and what the individual is looking for in aikido.

my instructor in the iwama style was great but I felt it lacked the "hardness" I was after. I don't think one is better than the other just different.

I could go on and on but I don't want to bore everybody.

San Diego Aikikai
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