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Old 11-21-2004, 01:35 AM   #13
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
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Re: oyo henka

Hi Bryan,

I think that the labeling is a teaching technique for Saotome Sensei. I am a bit disappointed that no one from an ASU dojo commented or replied. I think that what Saotome Sensei calls kumite is a kind of free practice. Endo Shihan would sometimes show a few techniques and then call "jiyu waza" which we would do for the rest of the hour. Would he have gotten that from Yamaguchi Sensei?

Charles Hill
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