Thread: Hombu Culture
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #22
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Re: Hombu Culture

Ike Spenser wrote: View Post
After o'sensei died, a lot of changes came to aikido. The new doshu, Kissomaru, gave Saito one position, that of developing weapons forms.
This I have never heard - what's your source?

Ike Spenser wrote: View Post
I never heard o'sensei comment on the counting of techiques, you may be right, but, on the other hand, he counted, techniques himself, ikkyo, nikyo, etc.
But not step by step - anyway, the comment on counting out the steps of the kata came from...Saito himself. I heard him say it more than once. It's even on some of the videos, I think.



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