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Old 01-24-2006, 06:39 AM   #38
Dojo: Unity Aikido
Location: Hobart
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 19
Re: Shodokan, Tomiki, Aikikai?

Sara Parson wrote:
This is really sad I know, but I have been Judo for 4 almost 5 years. and I did not know how many katas we had. I knew about nage no kata, and I had been told that there were,but I did not know what they are or what techniques were in them. My first dojo was a randory compition dojo only. Nage no kata was the only taught, and it was just for the black belt test.
I agree with you Sara it is sad that much of Kano Sensei's system seems to be neglected, sport is just a small part of what he gave to us. His system as he taught it comprises of both Randori and Kata. Tomiki Sensei's Aikido system is the same there is both the practice of Randori and Kata. Anyway I still say you should enjoy training in Shodokan/Tomiki Aikido and I sincerely hope you find Dojos that are sincerely dedicated to teaching and preserving the teachings of these two great masters.
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