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Old 05-10-2004, 10:17 AM   #14
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Daito ryu and you.....

No problem...I just like to seek clarity around these kinds of issues. There is relatively little information out there about Daito ryu, especially when contrasted with what is available about aikido. For those interested in the issues, the books by Kondo Sensei are excellent (available from Aikido Journal). For the particular issue of the yoshinkan and its relationship to Daito ryu I'd recommend Stanley Pranin's book on the pre-war students of Ueshiba Sensei, and his Daito ryu Masters. As well as any of the books by Gozo Shioda. Many of the kata similarities can be seen there, as well as in the Training Manual by Inoue Sensei. Not to mention the DVD's that contain much of the yoshinkan syllibus.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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