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Old 12-09-2010, 10:26 AM   #19
Demetrio Cereijo
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Re: aikido? is it right for me?

Niall Matthews wrote: View Post
We can wonder perhaps at the motivation of the founder of hapkido adopting the same name (in Chinese letters) as O Sensei for his new art.
Well, it is said the use of the name of hapkido for this DRAJJ derivative started in the late fifties, being one of Choi disciples (Ji Han-Jae) the one who established it. Choi, the alleged student of Takeda Sokaku who founded hapkido didn't used that word for naming his art. OTOH, the name of aikido for Ueshiba-ha DRAJJ (and other similar styles not directly related to DRAJJ) comes from the DNBK in the early forties.
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