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Old 04-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #7
raul rodrigo
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Re: Feelings on "open mat" policy

Ueshiba and many of his seniors, usually the ones with a judo background, used to accept challenges. It was how Ueshiba was able to convince the young Shioda to become his student, and how the young Saotome was convinced by Yamaguchi that aikido was worth studying.
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