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Old 01-21-2005, 05:52 AM   #9
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Re: Want to learn Aikido, any helpfull info

PS looking at the web site it seems the chief instructor is predominantly influenced by taekwondo - not that this is a bad thing at all (many people are not aware that taekwondo also has many joint locks and pins with some similarity to aikido). Also, rising to 6th Dan from the mid 80's seems fast to me (unless he's doing full time training), but hey, it's taken me 16 years to be a 1st Dan, and I think the dan grades seem to have a lot of influence in pulling in the punters in the US.
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