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Old 04-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #16
Zato Ichi
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 129
Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido during your "on the mat" training

I have to agree with Boon on this one... philosophizing is done off the mat. Seriously, if you try and concentrate on philosophy during toshu randori geiko, you'd end up with something like this:

You: Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable, Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table, David Hume could out con-
Opponent: *** SHOMENATE! ***
You: *** UNCONSCIOUS... ***
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