S.D. Shaver (onalark) wrote,
S.D. Shaver
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more on aikido trophies

So! Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I learn that there is a style that has tournaments and trophies: Shodokan Aikido.

Though I'd heard of Tomiki/Shodokan Aikido before tonight, I hadn't been aware that some of the clubs/dojo were competitive. From the wikipedia entry at least it sounds like the ones that have tournaments do so based both on randori and kata demonstrations.

So yes, competitive aikido exists, and I shall now proceed to read the books and pretend that Murphy is somewhere down at U. of C. learning from a Shodokan sensei.

And mental note to self to, like, get back to a dojo in the new year.
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