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Old 07-06-2004, 05:46 AM   #23
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Re: The black belt Issue (thoughts)

Aikido is about blending. Many other martial arts contain similar techniques to aikido. At dan grade you could be expected to be able to know almost all the techniques on your syllabus, and therefore you can focus on what aikido really is: blending. Before dan grade much of your time is taken up learning or internalising techniques.

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