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Old 08-27-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Why is there so much confusion about Aikido.

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
Not true. The original Aikido (Aikibudo) was for combat and self defense. Aikido changed after the religious conversion of Ueshiba. The early students have preserved the original combat Aikido.
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Yoseikan. But the modern Yoseikan stuff bears very little resemblance to what Aikido came from and is much more of a MMA than a preservation of Daito Ryu or early Aikido.

Chris Moses
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