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Old 07-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #50
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Styles of Aikido - which is right for me?

Matthew Story wrote: View Post
I agree with all of this. My issue was with the assertion that originally started this exchange, that is, that you're no doing "real" aikido unless you're attached to a particular instructor like a young apprentice to an old master in a kung fu movie.
weren't those uchideshi of Ueshiba sort of apprenticeship? since he passed away, there haven't been that many good ones shown up. there's something to say about apprenticeship.

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