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Old 11-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #42
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Re: O'Sensei teaching Aikido at the Hombu Dojo after WWII

Eric Winters wrote: View Post
What I was saying is if you want to get as close to O'Sensei's aikido as you can, you have to study Iwama style.
I wouldn't say that the Iwama folks I've trained with have demonstrated anything particularly unique relative to what I've seen/felt from other styles.

I never had the opportunity to train with Saito Sensei himself, so I wouldn't care to speculate on what he personally could do. But I see no evidence that his students received any more accurate transmission from the Founder than anyone else.

(FWIW, I'd say the same about students from Tohei Sensei's lineage.)

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