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Article: "Great Aikido - Aikido Greats" by Ellis Amdur
Posted 5/27/2020 12:10pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Here is a lovely article from Ellis Amdur on his thoughts on what components constitute a "great" practitioner of classical aikido. From the article: I wish to tease out the components that I have observed among those who were able to and did protect their training hall against dojo breakers or people who challenged them on the mat, striving to embarrass them or worse; those who handled taryujiai; and those who had or have a particular brilliance that has garnered them true respect, not only among other aikidoka, but among practitioners of other martial arts as well. I am making as clear a distinction as I can between the excellent aikido practitioner, whatever their rank and true virtuosos.

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