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Old 04-20-2013, 09:41 PM   #7
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: where is the Aiki in Dentokan Aiki-Jujutsu

Ewen Ebsworth wrote: View Post
I want to know what distinguishes Aiki-Jujutsu from Jujutsu, hence my study. I believe aiki (though something to be internalized in practice) is a real martial concept. It puzzles me that it is not emphasised more in my club.
What distinguishes the two arts is muscle. The aiki-jujitsu art that I was cross training seperates the two levels by muscle. Once you get high enough into it, they then introduce the aiki. You re-learn the waza but with aiki involved. Some techniques stay the same while others add an extra step or two. If it is not emphasized in your club, you maybe are not high enough yet or that is something that you will have to investigate on your own using outside sources.
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