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Old 05-15-2005, 08:15 PM   #19
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 76
Re: Poll: Should religion play a part in an aikido curriculum?

Quote Jo Adell

" I think the issue is semantic. While I feel that Spirituality is integral to aikido training, that is specifically of the Spirit and has no relation to "outside divine influence".
However I do see a place for perhaps training in conjunction with specific practices (Buddhist meditation comes to mind, of course) or with specific religions ie., Aikido and Christianity/Judaism/etc, to understand how aikido can work in a religious context.
and there's always Omoto-kyo."

IMHO Jo hit it right on. Aikido can be seen through the eyes of all spirituality/religions and it would be a pity if it was not practiced in that manner.
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