…the Chinese connection (1)…

I do not believe it honest to keep quite about the fact that [something akin to] aikido existed already in China, in certain practices in kung fu (I was able to observe, myself, that the kam na sao of the Hung gar style is a technique so close to aikido that there can be no possible doubt) and in okinawa-te (I have seen aikido in certain kata of the okinawate-goju-ryu).

– – – André Cognard Shihan (So-Shihan of Aikido Kobayashi Ryu and designated successor to Hirokazu Kobayashi Shihan),  Le corps conscient,   p. 15

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