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Old 02-28-2018, 07:05 PM   #11
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Re: Origin of ushiro ryote and ryokata dori

Since Daito Ryu's Hiden Mokuroku contains a large number of ushiro kata, which all involve attacking directly from nage's rear, in my opinion this is another example of Aikido taking the form of Ueshiba's showmanship. He skipped the kata setup so that he could demonstrate what he could do, as opposed to teaching his students what to do or how.
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