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Old 01-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #22
Location: Edinburgh
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 117
Re: the purpose of suburi in aikido?

A simple explanation for why we study Aiki ken saburi is to understand and develop the 3 main principles of Aikido so that they are the same with or with out ken. 1. Hanmi, 2. Awase and 3. Kokyu. In Iwama these are the 3 principles that make up Traditional Aikido and Saburi is one of the best ways to understand them.

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