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Old 01-02-2005, 07:09 AM   #5
Location: Victoria
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 132
Re: Practicing Jodo alongside Aikido?

Si Wilson wrote:
"You can't climb 2 mountains at the same time!"
I had almost the same conversation with Sugano Shihan midway through last year. At the time I was looking at Iaido as a complementary practice, but was very gently told it is difficult to master two things at once.

Personally I've decided to put the Iaido side of things on hold for the moment to concentrate on my Aikido (I am only 4th kyu, so the path ahead is there (is that a very Zen approach?)).

I have family who practice both Aikido and Kendo, and I have practiced other weapons in various styles of Karate over the years, and in my (probably limited) experience I've found it an interesting challenge to try and maintain two lots of techniques and training simultaneously.

At the same time, I am a firm believer in the premise that you won't know if you don't try... you may find the Jodo practice helps a lot with your Aikido

Best of luck anyway...
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