Thread: "Competition"
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Old 07-12-2001, 10:33 AM   #6
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Re: "Competition"

Originally posted by Richard Harnack

Jun -
I think you will find it in his "rules" in Budo.
In the English translation which I have in front of me, the first "precaution for training" says this:
"The original intent of bujutsu was to kill a enemy with one blow; since all techniques can be lethal, observe the instructor's directions and do not engage in contests of strength."

I don't think that's really addressing the issue of competition per se so much as attitude on the mats, although you could certainly extrapulate from the statement.

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