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Old 08-23-2001, 05:49 AM   #11
TheProdigy
Dojo: Aikido Kokikai Delaware
Location: Delaware, USA
Join Date: Nov 2000
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In regards to weapons training, I would like to add that many of the open-hand techniques are based on weapon's movements, such as the sword stroke.

So by learning how to effectively weild weapons, you are also learning a bit about how to do weaponless techniques.

My dojo doesn't train a lot with weapons(unless I just miss the days they do train w/ them), but the classes are still very effective with much to gain. I think I owe that mostly to a great sensei though.

The sensei you will train under, and the dojo environment are perhaps the most important things to consider when deciding. With a good sensei, you will find everything you seek in aikido.

Good luck in your search,
-Jase

Jason Hobbs
"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
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