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Old 02-27-2017, 10:17 PM   #52
Carl Thompson
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Re: What do you say when you see Aikido done like this?

Peter Gröndahl wrote: View Post
Why would you put Endo and Watanabe in the same territory to begin with?
I would agree that Endo Sensei isn't as OTT with his no-touch stuff but both are leading their opponents in a similar way in my opinion. I write this having witnessed both teachers first hand, including taking ukemi for Endo Sensei. People whose opinions I trust have taken ukemi for Watanabe Sensei.

I think Hirosawa Shihan strays into the same territory, but his foundation is still connection through intention.
Peter Gröndahl wrote: View Post
Are you confusing him with Takeda Yoshinobu?
No, but I think he is doing this kind of thing too.
Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Hi Carl.
I do not really disagree with your post, but I'm a bit tired of fellow Iwamaers acting like they know everything and have seen everything.
They're almost as bad as people who talk about internal strength and… (shudder)… REAL AIKI.
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