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Old 05-08-2014, 07:00 PM   #12
Dojo: Aiki-Centre
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 95
Re: Origins and inspirations of kumijo

Also worth remembering Saito isn't the only one who formalised aikiJo and aikiken, just seems to be the most accessible, I see a lot of non Iwama groups practicing it. A number of teachers have taught very different version: Satome, Chiba, Nisho, Kobayashi, Ki Society, and Kanai are ones that come to my mind as having quite different Jo work from Saito. I'm pretty sure in the case of Nisho and Kanai there was Shinto Muso Ryu influence.
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