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Old 06-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
PeterR
 
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Re: Aikijujutsu kicks butt

Hi Roy;

Just a quick couple of points (in a nutshell).
Jujutsu is the root art of both Judo and Aikido. Daito-ryu Jujutsu became Datito-ryu Aikijujutsu during the time Ueshiba M. studied it and then he broke off from his teacher and we ended up with Aikido.

A lot of Aikijutusu you see in Canada is sort of of combination of Judo and Aikido after the fact.

That said I really do understand where you are coming from.

Finding an art form which balances all your needs and requirements is really tough and I would not really worry too much about a name. Take the time and do some research - try a number of groups out. Your main advantage is you have enough experience to know what you are looking for.

A good dojo leaves room for self exploration - with a little thought the self defense application of what you deal with in your old group should be obvious.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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