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Old 08-14-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
Phil Traunstein
Dojo: Red Sun Aikido
Location: Mass
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2
I was told at the beginning of my study of Aikido that if one studies the technique of ikkyo from all attacks and variations one will have learned what is required to perform practically any Aikido technique. After many years of practice I believe the assertion. Ikkyo contains the essence of Aikido. It is, therefore, the first or primary or cornerstone technique. It works quite well also.

"Reality is quite different from
our concepts."
Thich Nhat Hanh
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