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Old 09-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #82
Erick Mead
 
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Re: Aiki-Ken vs reality

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Jon Reading wrote: View Post
I think aikiken is an instructional endeavor moreso than a killing art, which may be the key difference. I don't think either are obsolete and I regularly derive excellent training from sword work.
One of our guys with jujutsu background was very appreciative the other night when I worked through several movements beginning wholly with the sword as simple aiki-ken awase and then moved to the same tai-jutsu movement in aikido techniques. He said it helped him understand the movements better to see them in a larger framework and with the nature of the connection and control by grip eliminated, the reasons for the manner of movement and connection became clearer for him

Cordially,

Erick Mead
一隻狗可久里馬房但他也不是馬的.
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