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Old 12-28-2002, 03:56 PM   #1
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Secret / Hidden techniques in Aikido?

Question 1: Are there any hidden or "secret" techniques in Aikido that are only taught to high ranking close students of top Aikido instructors?

Question 2: If there are such "secret" techniques are they classified as "totally kickass, instant kill death moves" or are they just used to illustrate an exceptional high mastery of Aikido principles?

Question 3: I have a copy of Shioda sensei's Total Aikido, in the back of the book there are photographs but not descriptions of these "hidden" techniques, are these eventually taught to high ranking students or were these merely physics / balance parlour tricks that Shioda used to demonstrate to his students what they could become through sustained practice?
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