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Old 08-23-2001, 06:49 AM   #11
Dojo: Aikido Kokikai Delaware
Location: Delaware, USA
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 57
In regards to weapons training, I would like to add that many of the open-hand techniques are based on weapon's movements, such as the sword stroke.

So by learning how to effectively weild weapons, you are also learning a bit about how to do weaponless techniques.

My dojo doesn't train a lot with weapons(unless I just miss the days they do train w/ them), but the classes are still very effective with much to gain. I think I owe that mostly to a great sensei though.

The sensei you will train under, and the dojo environment are perhaps the most important things to consider when deciding. With a good sensei, you will find everything you seek in aikido.

Good luck in your search,

Jason Hobbs
"As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
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