View Single Post
Old 09-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #3
Dojo: Shobukai
Location: Antwerpen
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 123
Re: Tomiki Style Aikido with Merrit Stevens Sensei

This is a video taken in 1983(?) and reflects the level of Tomiki Aikido in that time. Many teachers of that time spend some time in Japan with Kenji Tomiki (died in 1979) and brought their partial knowledge to the USA and Europe. Now after 30yrs these videos looks a little "weird". Those techniques and applications underwent a transformation regarding posture, movement, use of power,....
During the 1st International Tournament in Tenri (1989), I noticed some demo's in this way, but now at the 9th International Tournament in London the way of Merrit Stevens is not anymore demonstrated.

Just some comments

  Reply With Quote