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Old 03-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #21
Dojo: Aikido of Gainesville/ Gainesville, FL
Location: Gainesville/FL
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
Re: Students of Nishio Sensei

An important thread. So few teaching Nishio aikido in the US and fewer still in the east. Tom Huffman Sensei trained with Nishio Sensei who awarded him his 4th dan in Aikido and iaido. I'm grateful to be his student. He also does batoh in Nishio style and Toyama ryu. Not sure how many people are cutting in the style Nishio Sensei taught. Nishio Sensei has been called the 'innovative genius' of Aikido and entrusted his Aikido to a few gifted students to ensure it thrived. It is going to take a long time to get even a small percentage of it and maintain a spirit of innovation without damaging basic effectiveness.
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