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Old 12-05-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
Sue Hammerich
Dojo: Full Circle Aikido
Location: Central Coast, CA
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 54
Question Different Styles of Aikido, same smiles?

I am new to Aikido and have enjoyed perusing this website. I thank all of you who post, as it helps with my learning curve. I've read posts regarding different styles of Aikido, hybrids, how Aikido grows with different practitioners, etc. I can appreciate the early history, but what draws YOU, the individual, to a particular style? What makes, say, Shotokan different from Iwama (forgive my spelling) or from some of the others (one of which starts with a "Y" but I cannot remember what it is.
I can read websites and books, but everyone's journey is different. Clearly, there are different styles; not better, just different. The "why" I can understand, but what makes them different"?
Thanks for your time and understanding.
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