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Old 08-13-2004, 02:05 PM   #7
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
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Re: Origin of sword work in Aikido

I have a short video of Kunii Sensei of the Kashima Shinryu and was struck by how similar he and Morihei Ueshiba moved with the sword. Kisshomaru Ueshiba studied the ryu and apparently showed his father what he had learned. Perhaps this was an influence as well.

Charles Hill
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