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Old 11-15-2015, 02:31 PM   #8
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Re: Article: Ellis Amdur, "The Use of Weapons in Aikido Training"

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Bernd Lehnen wrote: View Post
Hello David,
Nearly everything at hand can be used as a weapon.
The founder did practice extensively with certain weapons such as jo and bokken.

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But isn't the jo (e.g.) or any other thing you call a "weapon" in aikido rather meant to be used as a tool to foster the ideals of aikido?
Perhaps, but you need to learn how to crawl before you can run.

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Ueshiba Morihei is said to never have made the same movement twice.
Iwama tradition is extremely precise, technical and rational. The instructional material authored by the founder; "Budo" and "Budo Renshu" is as prescriptive as any martial arts manual ("...execute irimi tenkan to the right and strike his head").

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So, who created the kata, the kumijo?
Saito sensei formalized those based on his training under the founder.

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Better you argue with Ellis.
Sorry for butting in.
If you wish to argue Ellis's points with any authority, then by all means do.

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