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Old 08-13-2004, 02:47 AM   #5
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Re: Origin of sword work in Aikido

Actually, the taigi 29 in Ki Society formulated by Koichi Tohei Sensei is kumi-tachi supposedly comes from Yagu shinkage ryu tradition. At least that's according to what a 9th dan told me who should know. It's not supposed to be demonstrated to the public by anyone lower than of Godan rank. It's fun though.

what little Ona-ha Itto Ryu Kenjutsu I have done was fun

if coming from these traditions, various Aiki-ken have mutated from these forms quite a bit.

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