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Tomiki Aikido

Tomiki Aikido is the style of Aikido founded by Professor Kenji Tomiki. It is sometimes referred to as "Sport Aikido" due to the fact that it is the only style of Aikido to hold regular competitions. It is also sometimes called Shodokan Aikido after its Hombu Dojo, Shodokan. It places more emphasis on free-form randori sparring than most other styles, and has some Judo influence.

There are two forms of randori in Tomiki Aikido: toshu and tanto. Toshu randori is barehanded, and both aikidoka are expected to perform techniques on one another and attempt to resist and counter each other's techniques. In tanto randori, there is a designated attacker (tanto) and a designated defender (tori). The attacker attempts to stab the defender with a fake knife (usually rubber or stuffed), while the defender attempts to throw or lock the attacker with Aikido techniques.

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