Thread: Ichi no ken ?
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:16 AM   #11
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Re: Ichi no ken ?

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
What's the story with aikiken kata number one being the same thing as Kashima Shinto Ryu's kata number one?
It seems that Ueshiba took it more or less as it was and incorporated it into his own training.

I am aware that O Sensei and Kisshomaru both trained Kashima Shinto Ryu, and there seems to be a strong Kashima Shinryu influence, I guess via Inaba, in mainstream aikiken.
At least Kisshomaru trained, O Sensei observed classes.

Is there a strong Kashima Shinryu-influence in mainstream aikiken? I know that Yamaguchi-line aikido seems to practice Kashima Shinryu-influenced aikiken but outside of that lineage it really doesn´t seem that common.
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