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Modern Aikido: Moves and Meaning (Part 2)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Editor’s Note: This article is a continuation of Modern Aikido: Moves and Meaning (Part 1) by Tom Koch.

Modern Implementation

Certainly, the celebration showed that diversity of practice. Some attendees were martially focused on aikido moves, concerned with off-balancing and atemi. Others would have been severely tested in a match with a boxer or a karate black
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Modern Aikido: Moves and Meaning (Part 1)

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Forget the politics that have divided the founder Morihei Ueshiba’s aikido into a half-dozen communities, all calling themselves aikido. There are, in truth, only two aikido camps today: one mostly hidden, some say forgotten, and the other ascendant.

The first is a fearsome martial art cobbled together from older Japanese styles, resulting in a pattern of
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