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There are been debetates on wether akido is spretiral or not. I am not sure wether it is in the way that it teaches a reltion, or rathere that it excludes other relitions to make it seem more then it is.
However, I have come tothe counclution that it is a reltion it draws you in in muchthe same way. I even in many ways teaches you how you should live your life, or rather it guides with a gental hand.
I am a very odd person to have fallen in love with akido, I say this becaue most of the time I do not like the feeling of being tuched when I do not expect it. I like hugs becaue i know they are coming and even with them I am most of the time on time restrent,kinda. I love people and I love to be arond them, most of the time, I gess its just a me athing. As, those whom flow my blogs know I have Asburgures and it is commen trat amoungst , assbyes to not relly care to have exstrustous tuching. so, you can see why it might be a bit odd that I dove into a martioal art that is a closse martial art and found I liked it.
The point in saying that was mearly to point out that akido is close martioal art as my sisaysy says however it teaches you that you can see it all coming and also that you do have to fear the unknoon becaue of what you do know. That is to say what you perseve as not knowing is irrelvent as long as you are conffent in what you do know. I suppose that is islreted when they do rondoreie or when they have people attake from difrent grabs. In both you do not know what the oppoint is to do and where, however , you do know what you can do , so you relax and do not wory.
Just some thoughts hope they made you think , thanks for reading. Enjoy your trying. sorry if this is kinda porrly writin , i did not have time to edit.