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Old 04-28-2005, 09:13 AM   #23
Dojo: Bend Aiki Martial Arts
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 92
Re: Poll: Which aspect of aikido training is most important for you?

I agree that they are all important but I have no hesitations in choosing "physical". To me the mental and spiritual aspects of the art come from the physical practice: the aerobic challenge, the attempt to physically copy what my sensei demonstrates, and my ongoing effort to move smoothly and powerfully. The mental and spiritual depth in aikido keeps me engaged, but if Aikido was purely a mental and/or spiritual art I would have no interest.

Gaia Marrs
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