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Old 10-19-2011, 08:36 AM   #15
John A Butz
Dojo: Itten Dojo, Enola PA
Location: Carlisle PA
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Fighting does not work at all in Aikido.

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
There are stories that say otherwise (ref. Muso Gonnosuke).
That was a training bout, by all accounts, and not a duel. I will grant that my info could be wrong - I am an amatuer scholar of these things at best, a dilletant at worst.

As far as I am aware, there is no record of the second bout, when Gonnosuke returned and used the jo againt him. SMR lore indicates he won that match, but SMR is biased in Gonnosuke's favor, for obvious reasons.
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