Thread: Dynamic aikido
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Old 03-05-2001, 04:30 AM   #2
Sam
Dojo: Kyogikan Sheffield
Location: UK
Join Date: Jan 2001
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Probably the difference in styles is due to their philosophy - and some aikido has become likened to Tai-Chi in that a lot of personal benefits exist even in the absence of any real self-defense element.
What worries me is the schools which train with hard techniques yet do not have a system of learning. Both Tomiki and Yoshinkan are styles which are taught using a system with base practices, techiques grouped into meaningful kata and exercises with elements of unpredictability. I fully respect a lot of the styles which are more flowing, but I worry about those clubs which teach hard techniques, but just as a random collection, making application by a student almost impossible.
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