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    History of Aiki Taiso

    I am doing a research project on aiki taiso. Anyone know any history of it? What are the oldest records of it? Is it used in any Daito Ryu lines?
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    Here is the research i have come up with so far. ...

    Here is the research i have come up with so far. If you have anything please send it my way.

    http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2009/11/calligraphy-of-kenji-tomiki.html
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    *bows deeply to George* Thank you for the...

    *bows deeply to George*

    Thank you for the resource.

    Stop by my blog!
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    I took my version from an ancient kanji...

    I took my version from an ancient kanji dictionary. I can't say for certain but I have some guesses to account for variation

    1. The old style was before there was standardization. As made...
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    It is the seal script version, or the ancient...

    It is the seal script version, or the ancient version. In Japanese the style is called Tensho. Seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy. It evolved during the Zhōu dynasty.
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    Thanks George, I appreciate the late night help...

    Thanks George, I appreciate the late night help you gave.

    Here is the kake for the series I was working on...

    http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2009/11/kake-in-seal-script.html

    and the...
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    Perfect. Tiny, but perfect! Looking it up,...

    Perfect. Tiny, but perfect!

    Looking it up, that is quite a complicated kanji with lots of differing meanings.

    Domo Arigato Gozaimasu
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    Kanji for Kake

    Hi

    I am doing a series on my blog. I am doing the calligraphy in seal style for some budo terms.

    http://tomikiaikido.blogspot.com/2009/11/kuzushi-in-tensho.html

    I cannot find the correct...
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    They are pretty much the same, except we have a...

    They are pretty much the same, except we have a better hockey team. :p



    I might suggest youtubing so you can see what the subtle differences are. Remember like Aikikai, there is aa extreme...
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    New Ultimate guide to Austin AikiBudo

    I bumped into this thread , and I was shocked at how incomplete my knowledge of the areas aiki community last year. So I started this list.


    Still in the works, but here is the new guide
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    I hate to split hairs on this statement, but...

    I hate to split hairs on this statement, but "Tomiki's original Aikido" has some interesting connotations to it.

    Unless it is Tomiki Sensei himself on the tapes, everyone else is doing their...
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    Update

    Update...

    more competition clips
    websites
    blogs
    way of the warrior and shodokan art film
  13. Before I go on....I would like to point out that...

    Before I go on....I would like to point out that Mr Deluna and I attended the same Daito Ryu dojo in Japan. So even from students of the same teacher you are going to get a different perspective. ...
  14. Hello friend, I happen to be a low level...

    Hello friend,

    I happen to be a low level instructor in both of these arts. My advice, don't get hung up in style names or people's preconceived notions about what these arts should be. The...
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    Ellis Amdur wrote: But, as Nathan says, the...

    Ellis Amdur wrote:

    But, as Nathan says, the assertion that his counters were based on judo, or even more dubiously, Kito-ryu, are hard to believe. The little bit of judo that Ueshiba did was a...
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    You are welcome. I am overjoyed that someone...

    You are welcome. I am overjoyed that someone found my labors useful.

    Walk In Peace,

    Eric Pearson
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    The Virtual Tomiki Dojo

    Hello Friends,

    I started training in the martial arts in 1986. Besides my teacher, I never saw any high ranked artists doing their art.

    In the 1990s I traveled a lot, going to different...
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    Really you tube is becoming an amazing - free...

    Really you tube is becoming an amazing - free source of information. It is a slow treasure hunt though.

    I think it is limiting saying Nariyama is THE source. He seems to be a fine teacher and...
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    Tomiki Calligraphy

    I am a student in a Tomiki lineage. I am also a Shodoka. (calligraphy)

    I read that Kenji Tomiki Sensei was an avid calligrapher. I have only found a few pieces of his work on the net. Does...
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    There is a Koryu Iai group that meets in south...

    There is a Koryu Iai group that meets in south Austin - off of Ben White. They make themselves a little hard to find...but with enough internet searches, and if it is your destiny - you will find...
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    I think the strongest link between Daito Ryu and...

    I think the strongest link between Daito Ryu and Judo is Kenji Tomiki. Tomiki Aikido is a synthesis of these two lineages...IMHO.
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    In the Hagakure.... "A samurai makes...

    In the Hagakure....

    "A samurai makes decisions in the space of seven breaths"
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    Austin... I have a Tomiki/Daito Ryu school in...

    Austin...

    I have a Tomiki/Daito Ryu school in South Central. I received my license in Daito Ryu, and we study it - but I tend to use the Tomiki kata system more than the Shofukan Daito Ryu kata...
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    I never found any of the feudal secrecy in Japan...

    I never found any of the feudal secrecy in Japan or in Daito Ryu.

    The school I attended "shofukan" in Numata, Gunma prefecture was very open. Like all Budo - the real secret is to keep showing...
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    I received this information... It was...

    I received this information...

    It was developed by Kagure-sensei as a method for packing a lot of information into a short period of time.


    EPearson
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