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Old 04-15-2005, 12:48 PM   #15
Charles Hammond
Location: London
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4
Re: What's happened to Shudokan?

Sean Orchard wrote:
I prefer 'aikidoist' to 'aikidoka'...

Personally I can't stand aikidoist.

My arguement is that since someone who wrestles is a wrestler, someone who boxes is a boxer and someone fences is a fencer then someone who practices aikido should be an aikidoer. That of course is close enough to the Japanese convention as to make it worth keeping aikidoka as the term for a practitioner and giving the nod to tradition.

Charles Hammond
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