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Old 09-25-2008, 02:06 PM   #53
Toby Threadgill
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2006
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Re: Using ki-skills for "aiki" in Daito-Ryu

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
Did Bob King or Joe Neal learn their skills doing kata or waza?
Hi Rob,

I'm not sure about Bob King. Joe Neal was a longtime student of Don Angier and learned his internal skills through kata before switching to Systema.

Systema training does not utilize waza or kata in the traditional sense but employs a totally different pedagogy based almost entirely on paired freestyle resistence training. We call this Shuho Kunren in TSYR.

Toby Threadgill
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