Thread: Wrong Reflexes?
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:31 PM   #14
John S Costello
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Re: Wrong Reflexes?

I just visted the dojo of Robert Bryner sensei (6th dan aikido, 7th dan Ryu Te) and I have to say that I wouldn't call his technique muscley at all. It felt like he could go back and forth between very focussed karate and very focussed aikido without any change in energy. And he has amazing mastery of atemi.

I guess it helps that he is very much in the tradition of Nishio sensei, who apparently had some karate background; and that Ryu Te seems to have a comprehensive curriculum including joint locks and throws.

And it helps that he's been doing budo pretty much continuously for 50 years. It was pretty amazing.

John S Costello
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